“Everyone involved should be fairly bullish about the project, to be honest.”
The decision to back Wembley comes despite reports suggesting funders are struggling to raise money for the scheme before the cut-off point at the end of this month. If the scheme does not receive government approval, the national stadium will go to Birmingham.
Reports have also suggested that Australian contractor Multiplex will increase the cost of the scheme if the FA misses the 30 April deadline.
Multiplex said in February that it was near to confirming its team of specialists, including demolition, steel and M&E contractors. A Multiplex spokesperson said at the time: “The contractors will be in place when we reach financial close in April.”
Cyril Sweett was appointed to carry out the final audit of the scheme at the end of February. Both the firm and WNSL refused to comment on the contents of the report.