Shahid Khan pledged that the Wembley stadium will always be England’s home ground
The owner of Premier League side Fulham is closing in on a £600m takeover of the Wembley Arena with a full FA council vote set to take place on October 24.
Now Khan has written a letter to the FA to announce his plans for Wembley, which will involve three things.
“The National Stadium of England, the traditional home of English football and one of the world’s finest venues for sport and entertainment,” read the letter on Sky Sports.
The billionaire, who also owns NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars, also stated plans to upgrade Fulham’s Craven Cottage.
He added: “As I’ve done with my investment in the NFL stadium in Jacksonville and we are about to see with Fulham and Craven Cottage, I will protect what we all agree is wonderful about Wembley Stadium and be steadfast, and respectful, in making sure the Wembley Stadium of the future will never have an equal. I owe that to the home of English football, to the FA, to London and to all of England.
“When I was privileged to become chairman of Fulham in 2013, I immediately encountered rumours as to what this meant for the future of our home ground of Craven Cottage and, for that matter, the Club itself.
“My word at the time was I would invest in the Club and the renovation of Craven Cottage so it would always be the lifetime and spiritual home of Fulham.”
On his Wembley plans, Khan said: “Wembley Stadium must be the global standard in every sense – technology, hospitality, the visitor experience, the athlete expectation and much more.
“I will protect what we all agree is wonderful about Wembley Stadium and be steadfast, and respectful, in making sure the Wembley Stadium of the future will never have an equal.”