Shahid Khan Makes An Offer To Buy Wembley
The owner of Jacksonville Jaguars shahid khan has made an offer to the football association to buy Wembley stadium, giving more weight to rumors that the NFL will be established in the English capital.
Khan donated about 600 million pounds ($ 1.075 billion cdn) for the national football stadium, which would continue to host the national team games. The English federation would also retain the rights to group packages, estimated at approximately £ 300 million (approximately $ 538 million).
Wembley has hosted regular NFL games since 2007 and the Jaguars started playing there in 2013, the year khan bought the Fulham English soccer club.
Built in 1923, Wembley has undergone major renovations – over $ 1.4 billion – for reopening in 2007. The Jaguars have a deal valid until 2020 to play one game each season.
These games, according to Khan, are essential to the financial stability of the jags, which operate in one of the NFL’s smaller markets. The acquisition of the legendary London stadium “would ensure the position of jaguars in the English capital, coveted by other teams of the nfl, khan added. The more jaguars have a strong presence in London, the better their future in Jacksonville. ”
Khan said his acquisition of Wembley stadium would have no impact on the craven cottage, fulham’s current home, located near the Thames in west London.
For the fa, the sale of Wembley would allow him to invest some 500 million pounds (nearly $ 900 million) in amateur soccer, which could improve the chances of the national team to win a first world cup since 196.
The NFL will also play games at the Tottenham club stadium, still under construction, in north London later this summer.