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Category: Wembley stadium

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Tottenham’s Danny Rose: playing at Wembley no longer feels like an honour

• Left-back claims atmosphere has gone flat as club wait to move• Rose says Dier celebration at Arsenal is ‘what derbies are about’Danny Rose says it is no longer an honour to play at Wembley, as he laid bare the frustration that he and his Tottenham t…

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Tottenham v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Updates from the Premier League’s 5.30pm GMT kick-off at WembleyPochettino battling skewed perceptions and stadium malaiseEmail Rob Smyth with your thoughts 4.49pm GMT Pre-match reading Related: The secrets of Maurizio Sarri: ‘You feel you’re on a diff…

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Bernardo Silva criticises ‘complicated’ Wembley pitch after win over Spurs

• Manchester City midfielder says surface was far from perfect• Silva hails ‘big win’ that took City top of Premier LeagueBernardo Silva has lent his voice to the growing band of critics of the Wembley surface, describing it as complicated and a long w…

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NFL increases London series to four games in 2019, with Spurs hosting two

London has hosted NFL games since 2007Many believe UK capital will eventually have its own teamThe NFL says it will play four regular-season games in London next year, two at Wembley and two at the new stadium being built for Tottenham Hotspur. Th…

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Wembley’s Hail Mary as staff repair pitch for Spurs v Manchester City | Simon Burnton

Premier League match kicks off 30 hours after NFL game and Wembley can call no time outs in bid to have perfect surfaceIf Wembley’s ground staff are feeling sorry for themselves at the prospect of turning a pitch prepared for the NFL match between Jack…

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What makes a great football stadium?

What makes Anfield better than Wembley? Why did Juventus fans hate the Stadio delle Alpi? And why are West Ham fans unhappy? Architects and design experts offer some answersBy Sam Diss for MUNDIAL, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkI’m a West Ham fan. …

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Wembley decision unrelated to allegations against Fulham, says Khan

• Craig Kline’s allegations being reviewed by the FA• Former Fulham employee lodges employment tribunal claimThe Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shahid Khan, has said that the withdrawal of his £600m offer to buy Wembley stadium had nothing to d…

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Premier League should contribute more after collapse of Wembley sale | David Conn

Shahid Khan has withdrawn his £600m offer for the stadium so top-flight clubs need to do more to help fund grassroots gameSo Shahid Khan, the Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, has withdrawn his proposed £600m purchase of Wembley Stadium, which gre…

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Premier League should contribute more after collapse of Wembley sale | David Conn

Shahid Khan has withdrawn his £600m offer for the stadium so top-flight clubs need to do more to help fund grassroots gameSo Shahid Khan, the Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, has withdrawn his proposed £600m purchase of Wembley Stadium, which gre…

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Wembley will not be sold by the FA after Shahid Khan withdraws offer

• Fulham owner pulls out of proposed deal to buy stadium• FA says stadium will stay under its ownershipWembley stadium will not be sold by the Football Association after Shahid Khan withdrew his offer.The FA had been poised to sell the stadium to the b…

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FA investigation into allegations about Fulham will not delay Wembley vote

• Former club employee rails against would-be Wembley owner• FA to vote on sale to Shahid Khan on 24 October regardlessAllegations of malpractice made against Fulham by their former assistant director of football, Craig Kline, were raised as a potentia…

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FA looks into former Fulham assistant director’s allegations

• Craig Kline left club in acrimonious circumstances last year• Fulham say claims are ‘nonsense and bogus’The Football Association has said it is reviewing allegations about Fulham made by the club’s former assistant director of football, Craig Kline, …

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Wembley stadium sale is no cause for concern | Letter

Paul Lorber says Wembley could still be the England football team’s homeAt the time of English Football’s greatest triumph, in 1966, Wembley stadium was owned by a private company. Wembley Stadium Limited owned it from 1923 until the mid-90s, when the …

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Wembley sale to Shahid Khan on course after FA board gives backing

• Proposed £900m deal with Fulham owner moves step closer• Board agrees to put matter to FA council in OctoberThe Football Association’s board has backed the plan to sell Wembley Stadium to Fulham’s owner, Shahid Khan.The proposed deal, worth £600m in …

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Tottenham are forced back to Wembley by safety concerns at home

• Premier League matches with Liverpool and Cardiff moved• Spurs pay undisclosed amount to reserve national stadiumTottenham Hotspur have activated a contractual option to play two home games at Wembley, after “issues with the critical safety systems” …

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Shahid Khan keen for Wembley to be a key player either side of the Atlantic

Mark Lamping, one of Khan’s most trusted lieutenants, insists English football is sacrosanct at the national stadium and the huge interest in the NFL will be important to its future“There is absolutely nothing that has arisen since this entered the pub…

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Gary Neville condemns ‘ridiculous’ FA plans to sell Wembley to Fulham owner

• ‘Don’t sell Wembley when you can place a levy on agents’ fees’• Sports minister has backed scheme to sell stadium for £600mGary Neville has criticised as “ridiculous” the Football Association’s plan to sell Wembley stadium for the funding of grassroo…

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Wembley stadium sale is backed if £600m investment goes to grassroots

• Sport England expresses conditional support• World Cup strengthens FA’s resolve to sellThe Football Association’s proposed sale of Wembley stadium has become more likely to gain the necessary approvals of public bodies after the grant-giving agency S…

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FA deserves a pat on the back for England’s progress under Southgate | David Conn

Ruling body has been trying to raise playing standards for more than 20 years and its overhaul finally bore fruit in RussiaOne of the early dates in the diary for the Football Association’s management team after their unexpectedly heartening World Cup …

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FA says sale of Wembley could pump £1bn into grassroots game

• Stadium sale could mean 10-year bonanza, claims FA• Martin Glenn says proposed sale is not selling ‘soul of the game’The Football Association has told its council members that selling Wembley could enable more than £1bn to be spent on community footb…