London - Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn
has backed plans by Chelsea and Tottenham to use Wembley as their temporary home
while their own stadiums get redeveloped.
Premier League champions Chelsea plan on increasing the
capacity of Stamford Bridge to 60,000, a 500 million pound ($767.70 million)
plan that would require a new home for at least two seasons.
Tottenham Hotspur may also spend the 2017-18 campaign away
as the seek to rebuild the White Hart Lane which will also host National
Football League (NFL) games.
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Both the clubs are naturally interested in a temporary
relocation to Wembley, according to British media reports.
"I won't comment on clubs but if that's an opportunity
then we will follow it," Glenn told reporters.
"We are there to provide help. We can run the FA for
less costs and we can raise more," he said, adding it also made financial
sense for the stadium.
"There's a range of things. It's primarily a football
stadium, football matches are more profitable to run than concerts and other
"We are the national stadium and seeking to use it more
is what we are all about. We have an obligation to football.
"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," he added.For
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