The Tottenham supremo is not a fan of the plans regarding the national stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has voiced his concerns about the potential sale of Wembley Stadium to Fulham owner Shahid Khan.
Spurs have been tenants at the national stadium over the last three seasons during the construction of their new 62,062-seater stadium in north London, which will also host NFL football as part of a ten year deal.
The £500m-plus potential sale of Wembley would certainly indicate that Khan – who also owns NFL side the Jacksonsville Jaguars – has plans to make Wembley the UK home of NFL football and potentially a future London franchise.
Spurs had hoped their new stadium would be the home of any NFL franchise and plenty of work has been going into that plan.
At a meeting with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust on Tuesday evening at Lilywhite House, the club’s offices alongside the new stadium, Levy and his team were quizzed on various aspects surrounding Spurs, including that potential Wembley purchase and what it meant for the club’s own NFL hopes.
In the minutes of that meeting, which have now been released on the Trust’s website, Levy’s answers are detailed.
“Daniel Levy said it wouldn’t but he was against the sale of Wembley regardless,” read the minutes. “He felt any London franchise was a long way off but the NFL still had the International Series so there was ample opportunity for Spurs.
“Daniel Levy wanted to point out that the second pitch wasn’t solely an NFL pitch. It was a multi-purpose pitch that was suitable for NFL.”
The Tottenham chairman also confirmed his belief that the new Spurs stadium would have been ready for the Liverpool match were it not for the safety issues.
“Daniel Levy confirmed that announcing the Liverpool game as the first game in the stadium was not over ambitious and the stadium would have been ready if not for the safety issues. Much of the external work has been brought forward from next summer,” read the minutes.