Tottenham's Wembley dream 1 step closer with Brent Council nod
Matthew Childs / Reuters

Tottenham has secured approval from the Brent Council to play its home matches next season at Wembley Stadium in front of a full-capacity 90,000 crowd.

During Thursday's heated three-and-a-half hour meeting, the local council voted 5-1 in support of Tottenham's January application for full use of England's national football stadium for 27 matches next season, according to Sky Sports.

Despite the near-unanimous support, local residents gathered at the Conference Hall of the Brent Civic Centre expressed concerns about large crowds on matchdays and the negative effects on businesses and roads.

Tottenham's current ground, White Hart Lane, is in the midst of a partial demolition ahead of a move to a new 61,000-seater on the same lot. In the meantime, Spurs have played their European fixtures at Wembley.

Stunning turnouts for Champions League group stage tilts with Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen were paired with decent attendance against Russian giant CSKA Moscow, even though Tottenham had already been eliminated from knockout stage contention.

As White Hart Lane approaches its demise with hopes that the new £800 million stadium a stone's throw from its current north London digs will be completed on schedule, Tottenham is likely to wait until a March 31 deadline to accept the Brent Council's approval.

Should Tottenham's new stadium not be ready for the start of the 2018-19 season, it's possible Spurs could flip the script and play next campaign at White Hart Lane and save its Wembley guarantee for the following year.

The ball is now in Tottenham's court with the timetable for the completion of its new ground the primary variable in deciding where the north London lot will play its home matches next season.

Tottenham's Wembley dream 1 step closer with Brent Council nod
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