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Champions League Football Will Be Played At Wembley Next Season

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: The United States take on Japan in the Women's Football gold medal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur will play their home Champions League games at Wembley Stadium next season, the club have announced.

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’.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Tottenham Hotspur supporters watch the new stadium plan picture prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on January 16, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur supporters watch the new stadium plan picture prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on January 16, 2016 in London, England.

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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

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.