Tottenham set to groundshare with MK Dons

Tottenham Hotspur could groundshare with League One MK Dons and play a handful of Premier League fixtures at Wembley as White Hart Lane is redeveloped, the Daily Mail has reported.

Spurs are looking for a temporary home for the 2017-18 season as the Lane is upgraded to a 56,000-capacity stadium. Milton Keynes is just under 50 miles away from London but considered easy to get to due to the transport links between the cities.

Talks between the clubs are underway, it’s believed, and progress is said to be good. Tottenham will be unable to play at White Hart Lane as the building work is completed and the prospect of sharing the Olympic Stadium with West Ham was ruled out by the Hammers’ opposition to the idea.

Wembley is limited to the amount of events that can be held at the national stadium due to local council regulations and while the Premier League would have to sign off on the groundshare, there is nothing to prevent any club using more than one home stadium in a season.

MK Dons’ home, Stadium MK, holds 35,000 supporters, only 6,000 fewer than White Hart Lane. It was opened in November 2007, with MK Dons having played at the National Hockey Stadium prior to the opening of the ground.

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