REVEAL: Wembley could re-host Premier League matches with the national stadium back on the table as one of the neutral venues where clubs try to restart the season
- Wembley Stadium could be a neutral venue for hosting Premier League matches
- The national stadium was not considered in restart plans
- But the capacity of 90,000 is discussed by officials as a contender
As part of Project Restart, Wembley re-emerges as a site for playing Premier League games.
Plans to complete the remaining 92 games in neutral locations were discussed at length during a Premier League shareholders meeting last Friday.
It was thought that the national stadium would not be considered one of the possible locations.
Wembley is back on the table as a potential Premier League venue when the season starts again
The national stadium was not considered, but is now being discussed
But Sports email understands that Wembley is now being considered as one of the stadiums where top matches will be held as the season gets the green light to resume by the government – although no final decisions on locations have been made.
Sportsmail understands that the UK authorities, including the police and the government, have been guiding Premier League officials on what would be a suitable neutral location. Wembley is believed to meet the criteria.
It remains to be seen if Wembley has been selected as one of the Premier League nominated stadiums if and when the matches start over, but the London venue will be considered.
The Amex Stadium in Brighton and the London Stadium in West Ham are considered strong contenders to host matches.
However, no team will play games at their home stages if the games are restarted.
West Ham United’s London Stadium is another option as a neutral venue in restart plans