Wembley sale would not affect Challenge Cup Final

The Challenge Cup Final at Wembley would still go ahead, no matter what happens with the sale of the stadium, it has been confirmed.

Earlier today, Sportsmail exclusively revealed that the Football Association are on the verge of selling Wembley Stadium to Fulham FC and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan in a deal worth £800m.

Wembley is set to be sold by the FA as multi-billionaire Khan bids to bring his NFL franchise to London.

But in a Q&A with the Daily Mail, Sportsmail’s Laura Lambert has confirmed that the Challenge Cup Final would still go ahead at the stadium.

She told Mail Online: “The FA Cup final and semi-finals, The FA Community Shield, The FA Vase and Trophy Finals, EFL Cup Final, Rugby League’s Challenge Cup final and the Football League play-offs would continue to be played at Wembley.

“It is only the fixtures at Wembley in the autumn that would be affected.

“It is understood Euro 2020 (football) fixtures at Wembley, which includes the semi-final and final, would be able to go ahead as planned.”

The 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final will still place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 25, 3pm kick-off.

And the draw for the sixth round was made on Chris Evans’ breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday morning.

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