Information of The FA’s plan to promote Wembley to Fulham proprietor Shahid Khan is a recreation changer.
Khan, who additionally owns Nationwide Soccer League facet Jacksonville Jaguars, is predicted to transport the NFL franchise to London the place it might transform the primary outdoor the US.
However how quickly are we able to be expecting issues to switch? That is what talkSPORT requested The Solar’s Martin Lipton, who broke the tale of the mega £1billion sale on Thursday afternoon.
The questions wanting answering integrated what the plan intended for Tottenham, whose new stadium is predicted to host NFL video games, in addition to whether or not or no longer England’s nationwide facet will shuttle across the nation along with how a lot investment there might be at grassroots degree.
Writing in The Solar, Martin defined the NFL have funded a part of the price of the brand new Spurs stadium at White Hart Lane.
“Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy signed a 10-year deal to play two NFL suits in step with season on the new stadium remaining yr,” he wrote. “Separate NFL-sized dressing rooms are being constructed within the East Stand of the 62,000-capacity floor and the grass pitch might be rolled out to permit NFL suits (and concert events) to happen at the synthetic turf under.
“Whether or not this implies extra video games in London along with Jacksonville’s house suits is much less transparent however Levy could have signed a take care of solid iron monetary promises.”
Referring to any instant adjustments, it’s understood the FA Cup ultimate in Would possibly will nonetheless be performed at Wembley, as will England’s Global Cup warm-up recreation with Nigeria on 2 June.
Pay attention to Martin, speak about the tale in complete on talkSPORT’s
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