Wembley Stadium is the front runner

The Haringey Independent report that the front runner for the Tottenham home for season 2016/17 is Wembley. You may recall reading my article on Tuesday, Spurs for Wembley suggesting a season long deal might be a good option both on and off the field.


Wembley Stadium is the front runner


Sponsorship, attracting players and a large pitch seems to hold so many benefits. The Olympic Stadium would be cheaper but doesn't have the pull Wembley would have, our games would become occasions and attract even greater worldwide interest, which only promotes the club further.

A Tottenham spokesman has spoken to the local paper to confirm no final decision has yet been made.

"Nothing has ultimately been decided. We will look at all options that will enable us to move into our new stadium in the shortest amount of time possible.”

My doubts were the number of events the stadium was licensed to hold but if the major games used all 3 tiers and the remaining games just 2 tiers, giving a capacity of 50,000 there would be no problem.

Another option would be to stage the major games at Wembley and the lesser games at the Olympic Stadium, which would presumably be cheaper to rent as West Ham are only paying £2 million. Sharing with West Ham would not be ideal and is something the club would have to weigh up but becoming a touring side would significantly reduce revenue at a time when it needs to be generated.

Touring or playing in a reduced capacity stadium with less corporate opportunities and possible press and TV difficulties as well as being a logistical nightmare would seem to be the last option.

Whichever option is chosen, the aim is to get back to White Hart Lane as fast as possible.

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