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Spurs confirm home matches next season will be played at Wembley

PUBLISHED: 18:03 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 18:07 28 April 2017

Wembley Stadium (Photo: Ady Kerry)

Wembley Stadium (Photo: Ady Kerry)

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Tottenham Hotspur will play all their home games at Wembley next season, the club has announced.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring in the FA Cup semi final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium where they will play all their games next season (pic Adam Davy/PA)Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring in the FA Cup semi final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium where they will play all their games next season (pic Adam Davy/PA)

Spurs will move into the national stadium for the 2017-18 campaign while work on their new 61,000-seater ground is completed.

Tottenham, who have played at White Hart Lane since 1899, last month extended the deadline for a final decision on Wembley but triggered the option already agreed with the Football Association on Friday.

The move had been fiercely opposed by residents living near Wembley stadium who had formed the group Wembley Champions and launched a petition in March in a last ditch attempt to halt Tottenham Hotspurs plans to hold all its home games next season in front a full house.

But Brent Council disrearded the petition by granting Wembley bosses’ application for 22 extra full-capacity events to be permitted between August 1 this eyear and July 31 2018, which would allow Spurs full use of the ground for its one-season switch to the national stadium.

Residents and traders are worried about the crowds and disruption when Spurs play all their games at Wembley stadiumResidents and traders are worried about the crowds and disruption when Spurs play all their games at Wembley stadium

The announcement by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy means Sunday’s Premier League match at home to Arsenal will be the last north London derby at White Hart Lane and Manchester United will be their final opponents there on May 14.

Chairman Daniel Levy said: “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.”

Residents concerns include the impact on people who live around the stadium from crods, traffic chaos, litter and anti-social behaviour.

The Football Association (FA) has insisted that they have measures in place to ensure events are held in a way which benefits the local community

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