Chelsea and Spurs can share Wembley Stadium
Chelsea and Tottenham can share Wembley Stadium while their grounds are redeveloped. FA’s chief executive, Martin Glenn says:
“We are there to provide help. We can run the FA for less costs and we can raise more. There’s a range of things. It’s primarily a football stadium, football matches are more profitable to run than concerts and other things.
“We are the national stadium and seeking to use it more is what we are all about. We have an obligation to football. I’m not talking specific clubs but it’s in our interest as an association for clubs to redevelop their grounds, make superb facilities and if it’s possible to help them in that transition by using Wembley, we are absolutely supportive of that.”
The Standard says Chelsea would prefer to stay at the Bridge when the builders move in. Tottenham have looked at relocating to Milton Keynes’ Stadium:mk for the 2017/18 season.
And can two sides share Wembley, a busy the stadium that hosts the RL Challenge Cup final and a series of NFL games, domestic cup and play-off finals and and a rugby union fixture?
The FA’s decision is surely all about the money. The Mail says Chelsea have offered £11m a year to use Wembley for three years while Stamford Bridge is rebuilt from 2017. Spurs have bid £8m a season. Given the vast sums of cash in the Premier League, both bids sound low.