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New Stadium put forward as England 2018 venue

Posted on 26 November 2009  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today (Thursday) joined London United at Wembley Stadium as the application went in for the capital to be a host city should England's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup be successful.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today (Thursday) joined London United at Wembley Stadium as the application went in for the capital to be a host city should England's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup be successful.

The Club, represented by Executive Director Donna-Maria Cullen, put forward its planned new stadium as a potential venue within the Bid Book, along with Wembley Stadium itself, London's Olympics Stadium, and Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

London's submission is centred on a "Park Life" theme, which emphasises the passion that Londoners have for football and the huge number of parks in the capital that become impromptu football pitches every day of the year.

London presents the ultimate welcome to the World Cup for any qualifying country as the city has a community from every one of FIFA's 208 nations.

The multiple stadia approach hopes to ensure that the tournament engages as many Londoners and visitors as possible across the whole city. With Wembley in the west, Stratford in the east and Arsenal and Tottenham's venues in the north, the bid proposal reflects not only the capital's offer of outstanding venues but also supports the host city themes of ‘spread and engagement'.

Executive Director Donna-Maria Cullen said: "We are delighted to be part of the London application to be a host city and to show our support for the Bid.

"We have designed our new stadium to deliver a fantastic atmosphere for fans and being a venue for World Cup matches would provide a tremendous boost for our Club, the Tottenham area and London."

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