Tottenham’s decision to play their Champions League home matches at Wembley has got some people scratching their heads.
It has been well documented that the north London club is building to new stadium adjacent to their White Hart Lane ground, which has been its home for well mover 100 years.
But they’re still playing domestic football on Seven Sisters Road, so why aren’t they taking on Europe’s finest there, as they did during their previous Champions League campaign in 2010-11?
It’s a question which is being asked over and over again on social media and getwestlondon has the answer.
In a nut-shell, White Hart Lane has already been partially demolished. Before the start of this season, the last Tottenham play there, the corners of the North and East stands were knocked down, reducing the grounds capacity from 36,000 to just over 31,000.
The nearby building site also proved logistical problems affecting access and rights delivery, so Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy struck a deal earlier this year to play top-tier European football at Wembley.
White hart Lane will be completely demolished at the end of the this season to allow for the new 61,000 seater stadium, which is expected to open in time for the 2018-19 season.
Tottenham have yet to announce where it will play its home matches in 2017/18 season, but its deal with Wembley provides an option to play all our Premier League and cup home games at the stadium.
So the sight of Tottenham making Wembley its home could be a familiar one for the next couple of seasons.