The English Football Association (FA) has set Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur a deadline of the end of this month to decide whether it wants to extend its tenancy at Wembley stadium, according to The Times.
The UK newspaper said Tottenham retains a contractual option to play a number of its games at Wembley in 2018-19 after it played its entire home campaign this season at the venue with work continuing on its new stadium.
A firm opening date has not yet been set for the facility, which has a capacity of around 62,000, and a projected September opening would mean Tottenham may have to find an alternative venue for its opening home matches.
The Times said Tottenham has held talks with the Premier League about beginning the season with a series of away matches, but the League is said to be unwilling to offer more than the three consecutive away fixtures it gave to Liverpool and West Ham United in 2016-17 and 2017-18 amid the redevelopment of Anfield and move to London Stadium, respectively.
Tottenham has also secured a place in next season’s Uefa Champions League, which is set to commence in the second week of September, and The Times said talks have been held with European football’s governing body about the possibility of playing games at Wembley.
The Premier League has also reportedly set Tottenham a deadline of May 31 to be given formal notice of the stadium opening date and staging plans for next season.
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