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Why are Tottenham playing at Wembley and how long will they play home matches there for?

Tottenham have confirmed they will play all of their home matches this season at Wembley Stadium.

TOTTENHAM have confirmed they will play all of their home matches at Wembley Stadium this season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men face a campaign at the national stadium as White Hart Lane is redeveloped.

White Hart Lane is still being used to host Tottenham's home games

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Tottenham have just two more matches at White Hart Lane

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Their new 61,000-seat stadium will be completed during the 2017/18 campaign.

A tweet by Tottenham’s official twitter handle read: “We’ll play all our home games at Wembley Stadium for the 2017/18 season whilst we complete the construction of our new stadium development.”

Statement from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy

“This marks a momentous day in our Club’s history as it is the day we formally agreed the demolition of our beloved White Hart Lane.

“The Lane means a huge amount to each and every one of us and we needed to gain greater certainty on the delivery of the new stadium before we made the final decision to commence with the decommissioning of our iconic, historic home for some 118 years.

‘We shall ensure that we give the Lane a fitting farewell when we play our last match here on May 14.

“Wembley will be our home for a season and then we shall return to what will be one of the best stadiums of its kind and the most unique in the world playing host to NFL games too – a stadium that will be key to our future growth and success.

“Both on and off the pitch this is an incredibly exciting time in the history of our Club.”


Tottenham played all of their home European fixtures at Wembley last season but they will be concerned by their form at the 90,000-seat stadium.

They won just one of their four matches at the home of football and were beaten at by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.

Spurs' new stadium is taking shape next to the existing White Hart Lane - but has doubled in cost

Spurs’ new stadium is taking shape next to the existing White Hart Lane

Tottenham’s new ground is set to become one of the most advanced in Europe.

The ground will feature a retractable pitch and the biggest single-tier stand in the UK – with an impressive 17,000 home end that has been inspired by Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall.

Windows will be installed in the tunnel to allow visitors to watch the players emerge and there will be heated seats behind the dug-out.