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07/05/02
Government Stick By New Wembley
- Stadium planners given more time in face of 'travesty' jibe

THE WEMBLEY stadium saga rolls on with Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell now willing to extend another deadline for the football ground's developers to finalise their estimated UKP750 million business plan.

After years of false starts and failed schemes, some leading politicians believe it is now time to give up on Wembley as the home for the England football team and a possible venue for big athletic events. The House of Commons Culture Committee chair Gerald Kaufman called the latest extension a "travesty."

Wembley faces competition from a Birmingham bid which has been ready to go for months, but it appears the government are keen to stick to the common sense view that a national stadium should be built in the national capital.




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