Tottenham will play Champions League fixtures at Wembley next season

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Tottenham have announced this morning that they have reached an agreement to play their 2016/17 Champions League fixtures at Wembley Stadium.

The north London club will be vacating their current White Hart Lane base while construction begins on their new 61,000-capacity stadium in 2017, and will move to the home of English football in order to fulfil UEFA's Champions League rules for next season.

Spurs qualified for the competition by finishing third in the Premier League last season, which marks only the second time they've reached European club football's biggest tournament.

The agreement with Wembley also contains a provision for Tottenham to play their Premier League games at Wembley for the 2017/18 season - with the goal of moving into their new stadium for the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said:  “We are delighted that, through working in partnership with WNSL (Wembley National Stadium Liminted) and the Football Association, we have been able to reach this agreement. 

"Given the current reduction in capacity at White Hart Lane for next season and the ticketing requirements for Champions League, playing at Wembley will mean that we can continue to accommodate all of our existing Season Ticket holders.

"Our season ticket waiting list is over 50,000 so this now also offers us a great opportunity to provide more of our supporters with a chance to see the team play live during our Champions League campaign.

"Importantly, as we know it was our fans' preference, it means that we can continue to play our home matches in London during our season away."

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