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Wembley to become Spurs home in 2017/18

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur will play all their home games in the 2017/18 season at Wembley Stadium, the English Premier League club announced Friday.

Spurs will need a temporary home while their new ground is being built close to the site of their existing north London base of White Hart Lane, which will be demolished after more than a hundred years of service.

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"We'll play all our home games at @WembleyStadium for the 2017/18 season whilst we complete the construction of our new stadium development," said a statement on Tottenham's official Twitter feed.

"This marks a momentous day in our club's history as it is the day we formally agreed the demolition of our beloved White Hart Lane," said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

"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."

Friday's announcement means that Spurs will play their last home game at White Hart Lane against English giants Manchester United on May 14.

"We shall ensure that we give the Lane a fitting farewell when we play our last match here on May 14."

Tottenham, currently second in the Premier League table, are bidding to be crowned champions of England for the first time since their celebrated league and FA Cup double season of 1960/61.

Levy, speaking ahead of Sunday's league match with arch-rivals Arsenal, in what will be the last North London derby at White Hart Lane, added: "Both on and off the pitch this is an incredibly exciting time in the history of our club."

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