Fans are encouraged to also write to Mr Dyke expressing their support.
The Football Association
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8th July 2015
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club ground share – Season 2017/18
We’re writing to you as the independent but officially-recognised Supporters’ Trust at Tottenham Hotspur to urge you to back our efforts to secure a deal to enable our club to play at Wembley for the 2017/18 season while our home at White Hart Lane is rebuilt.
In multiple surveys carried out by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, the overwhelming majority of fans surveyed expressed a preference for the Club to play at Wembley during the year away from White Hart Lane.
We know the Club has been speaking to Wembley, but that no agreement has been reached. We understand all parties have commercial interests to consider, but we urge you to look beyond this to achieve a swift and fair settlement to the benefit of all concerned.
We do not believe cost or the potential financial package on offer should be the only consideration here. THFC is a sustainably run club, seeking to compete with Chelsea – a club funded on a different model – and West Ham United, a club about to move into a stadium heavily subsidised by the taxpayer.
Wembley is the preferred venue of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and its fans. A temporary relocation to the national stadium would bring two of the most famous names in football together, as well as assist with the funding of Wembley, originally delivered with taxpayer monies.
Keeping a famous London club within London would also preserve the integrity of the North London derby – one of the most iconic games in the Premier League calendar and the subject of global interest – and retain consumer spend estimated to be £120m a year within the capital.
Spurs is also one of the leading examples of a club promoting the values the FA is publicly committed to – with the development of young, home-grown players last season alone drawing much praise. Off the field, the new stadium development could contribute to the much-needed regeneration of one of the most deprived areas in the country.
We believe the FA has a responsibility to help one of its leading member clubs move forward with a stadium project that could provide widespread benefit.
We would welcome the chance to discuss this with you in person at your earliest convenience.
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust
c/o The Greene Partnership, 5th Floor, Durkan House, 155 East Barnet Road, New Barnet, Herts EN4 8QZ
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