The FA Council met on 29 May 2018 and the main discussion points were:
The Council discussed the offer received from the Jacksonville Jaguars for the purchase of Wembley Stadium.
Martin Glenn (FA CEO) and Mark Burrows (chief financial & operations officer) presented to the Council on the details of the offer and the discussions held to date. There were a number of questions asked, such as on the value of the stadium and the mechanism for distribution of the sale proceeds, and a commitment to provide Council Members with as much information as possible ahead of a further discussion in July.
2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup
Dan Ashworth (technical director) and Robert Sullivan (strategy & communications director) presented to Council on the on-field and off-field preparations for the FIFA Men’s World Cup in Russia. Council was able to see the detail behind the squad preparations for the tournament, including the daily routine of players and also The FA’s work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other agencies to ensure the security of players, supporters and staff.
Chairman’s and CEO’s questions
This is a new item for Council meetings and allows Council Members to put questions to Greg and Martin. There was a range of questions asked, including Emirates FA Cup Final and semi-final ticket pricing, assistance for the England Amputee FA and the involvement of The FA Youth Council in the recent UEFA U17s European Championship.
Committee Structure Review
The Council approved a change to the constitution to introduce a new committee structure with effect from the 2018-19 season. The new structure seeks to reduce some of the duplication and inefficiencies of the old structure and will reduce the overall number of committee.
Council approved a number of changes to The FA’s Regulations, which included an extensive review of the Disciplinary Regulations.