American billionaire Pakistani Shahid Khan, the owner of English football club "Fulham," suggested the Football Association (FA) England 600 million pounds ($835 million) for the stadium "Wembley".
The American billionaire has offered 1 billion pounds for the Wembley stadium
This writes Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the Financial Times, reports Biznestsentr.
According to other British publications, the amount may be somewhat higher - up to 1 billion pounds.
At Wembley trains the football team of England, also now he temporarily performs the functions of the home stadium of FC "Tottenham". Construction of the new arena was completed in 2007, and in the case of a sale it first falls into the hands of foreign investors. The cost of its construction amounted to about 800 million pounds, and FA still have to pay about 150 million pounds in debt.
As reported by RBC with reference to the British newspaper The Sun, Khan offered the stadium for £ 1 billion. According to the newspaper, the Association will be able to receive 600 million pounds in a lump sum, and the remaining 400 million pounds will be charge for held in the stadium of the games.
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In the US, Khan owned team in the National football League (NFL) "Jacksonville Jaguars" from Florida. In 2013 one of the many "Jaguars" home field is at Wembley, but the club owner said that he did not intend to transfer his base in London on a permanent basis.
Billionaire promises to "keep the spirit and the essence of the "Wembley" unchanged". FA will be able to carry out major matches, including international games and the FA Cup final in football and will retain rights to catering, estimated it at 300 million pounds. But in October-November because of a conflict with the NFL season an English team will probably be forced to play elsewhere.
The state of the Khan, made in USA on the sale of automotive components, is estimated by Forbes at $7.2 billion
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