Tottenham Hotspur confirm Wembley move for next season

By Dominique Stafford in Football

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR have confirmed that they will play all their home games at Wembley Stadium next season to enable them to complete work on their new ground.

Spurs are in the process of building a 61,000-seater stadium on land adjacent to their existing home of White Hart Lane and are planning on moving into their new ground in time for the start of the 2018-19 season.

However, they need to demolish their existing stadium in order for the work to be completed and the club have announced that - as expected - they will now play at Wembley for a year to enable this to happen.

The decision means that Spurs have just one game left at their historic home, with Manchester United being the final visitors to White Hart Lane on May 14.

In a statement on the club’s official website, chairman Daniel Levy said: "This marks a momentous day in our club’s history as it is the day we formally agreed the demolition of our beloved White Hart Lane.

"The Lane means a huge amount to each and every one of us and we needed to gain greater certainty on the delivery of the new stadium before we made the final decision to commence with the decommissioning of our iconic, historic home for some 118 years.

"Wembley will be our home for a season and then we shall return to what will be one of the best stadiums of its kind and the most unique in the world playing host to NFL games too - a stadium that will be key to our future growth and success.

" We shall ensure that we give the Lane a fitting farewell when we play our last match here on May 14. Both on and off the pitch this is an incredibly exciting time in the history of our club."

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