General view outside the stadium before the match
Tottenham Hotspur have today announced that they will be playing their games in the Champions League next season at Wembley Stadium.
The club have agreed the move for next season’s competition as they are in the process of building a new stadium next to the current White Hart Lane ground.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and their players look dejected after defeat
With that in mind they have agreed the deal to move in at Wembley for next season, whilst also agreeing a deal to play all their home games at the stadium throughout the 2017-18 campaign – with White Hart Lane no longer in use.
"Our season ticket waiting list is over 50,000 so this now also offers us a great opportunity to provide more of our supporters with a chance to see the team play live during our Champions League campaign.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the match
"Importantly, as we know it was our fans' preference, it means that we can play our home matches in London during our season away."
Of course it means Spurs will be playing their home fixtures in the Champions League on the other side of London from next season – but considering the options this is perhaps the best Spurs could have wished for.
Overall the reaction on Twitter has been positive. Many would have liked to stay at the Lane but prefer the Wembley option to the previously mooted idea of heading to Milton Keynes.
Here is how fans reacted to the news on Twitter…
Levy:— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) May 28, 2016
- Rightly choosing Wembley over MK
- Giving Poch final say on transfers
- Letting Poch choose Mitchell
Finally he's listening#THFC
#thfc The good news is it's not Milton Keynes. The bad news is it's not White Hart Lane. Wembley the best option in the circumstances.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) May 28, 2016
WEMBLEY WEMBLEY WERE THE FAMOUS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR AND WE'RE GOING TO WEMBLEY— ㅤ (@louis_THFC) May 28, 2016
Torn on Wembley. Gutted because it won't have the same feel as the lane, but delirious because I'll be able to go to the games.— JH (@JackH_THFC) May 28, 2016
I guess champions league at Wembley ain't that bad, prefer WHL— kaan özer (@Kaan_thfc) May 28, 2016
I'd rather play CL at WHL for the last ever season even if it's at a reduced capacity, but Levy's done great work to get Wembley for 2017/18— Corbit (@Corbit_THFC) May 28, 2016
Wembley it is then, It's ok for the Champions League games, But will be very hard to play our League games there the following season #THFC— Dino ! (@CNK82) May 28, 2016