Tottenham Confirm That They Will Play Home Games at Wembley Stadium in 2017/18 Season

Jude Summerfield

​Tottenham have confirmed their decision to play all home games at Wembley next season as the construction of their new stadium continues.

They announced the news via ​Twitter, with club chairman Daniel Levy describing the move as part of "an incredibly exciting time in the history of our club".

The decision means Tottenham will finish their final season at White Hart Lane with fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester United, with the north London derby taking place on Sunday.

Levy spoke of the club's ambition to help the surrounding area of the club, stating that the side will hope to "deliver greater economic benefits" to those living nearby.

Levy also cited the club's role in the community following the Tottenham riots in 2011. 

He added: “Post the riots in 2011 we committed ourselves to playing our part in the regeneration of Tottenham. The ripple effect from our stadium at the heart of regeneration plans across more than 120 acres is evident.

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“I urge the Mayor, TfL and Haringey Council, to support our efforts and to provide a focus on Tottenham to ensure that this incredible opportunity that the stadium brings is maximised for future generations.”

Much has been made of Tottenham's poor recent record at Wembley, with Mauricio Pochettino's side winning just one of their three Champions League home games at Wembley earlier in the season.

They crashed out of the Europa League to Gent with another subpar performance while they also fell to defeat recently in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.


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