Thursday 26 April 2018 / 3:13 PM Press Releases / Rosena Allin-Khan

Rosena Allin-Khan responds to bid for Wembley Stadium

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Sports Minister, commenting on the bid for Wembley Stadium, says:

“Wembley stadium is an iconic sporting and cultural asset recognised around the globe.

“Whilst there are obvious benefits of England teams playing across the nation, the FA should not rush into any deal to sell the stadium.

“Any deal must guarantee that England continue to play at Wembley as well as around the country; that major tournaments, cup finals and play-offs for multiple sports are still held at Wembley; and that ticket prices for England games are frozen for 10 years.

“Should the FA sell the stadium, it is poised to make a significant windfall after it pays off any remaining debts. The FA needs to guarantee that profits of the sale will be put into grassroots football to ensure that future generations will benefit.”