FA Chairman says new Wembley development will have some terrible consequences

Mr Dyke, who steps down as FA chairman this summer, said Quintain’s proposals “as currently planned … will have some terrible consequences for the public safety and traffic management around the stadium on event days.”

He also said that the FA will continue to work with Brent, the Greater London Authority and Quintain to ensure Wembley will still inspire visiting fans and local residents.

Quintain who were taken over by US private equity giant Lone Star in September last year said, “We would never do anything to jeopardise the safety of fans and it is absolutely not the case that safety matters have been an afterthought. We will continue to help make Wembley a world-class destination which provides a still better match day experience for fans as a well as a great location for every day.”

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