Tottenham Hotspur will play their home Champions League games at Wembley Stadium next season, the club have announced.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 28, 2016
The reason we will be hearing the famous anthem at the home of English football is due to the constraints being implemented on the football club over the building of their new 61,000-seater stadium alongside their current ground, White Hart Lane.
According to Spurs’ official Twitter account, UEFA requirements are the reason they have had to move their European games away from their traditional home in north London as they will be ‘impacted by the current stadium works affecting access, capacity and rights delivery’.
It also looks highly likely that this Wembley deal will extend to domestic action too as building work intensifies next year, meaning Spurs will need to leave White Hart Lane altogether during the 2017/18 season. For this reason the club has been granted the option to play all top flight and cup games at Wembley the season after next.
This news comes as a huge boost for Tottenham as they now have a venue befitting of their needs whilst their new stadium is being built. It also provides a novelty factor for both Spurs’ players and visiting teams to be able to play club level European football at Wembley.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena