In the English football tradition, getting to play at Wembley - the iconic 'Home of Football' - is seen as the pinnacle for many players.
However, in recent years it hasn't been such an exclusive venue. FA Cup semi-finals are now held there too, while Spurs have used the ground as their temporary home for a number of seasons.
Why are the FA Cup semi-finals played at Wembley?
The FA Cup semi-finals have been played at Wembley since the 2007-08 season, following a decision made by the FA in 2003.
It was a move driven chiefly by financial reasons, with the FA keen to ensure that the stadium - which cost roughly £789 million ($1bn) - brought in enough revenue to pay for itself.
Indeed, as the biggest stadium in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 90,000, Wembley stands to earn more from ticket sales than other similar venues.
The first FA Cup semi-finals to be played at the new Wembley were Portsmouth versus West Brom and Cardiff City versus Barnsley in April 2008. Of the teams involved on that occasion, only Portsmouth
Prior to 2008, FA Cup semi-finals were traditionally played at a handful of select venues, including Old
Inevitably, the switch to staging all semi-finals at Wembley led to some discontent, but Nick Barron, who was a spokesperson for the FA at the time, said that it was a "financial necessity".
"There will be traditionalists upset by the idea of the semi-finals being at Wembley," Barron said in 2003. "So will some fans of clubs who would have to travel a long way to London and we appreciate that it's not necessarily an ideal situation.
"However, it's a financial necessity in order to pay for the new stadium. And the
While Wembley was traditionally preserved for the final before 2008, the old stadium did host a number of semi-finals during the 1990s, the first of which was the 1991 meeting between North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
After over a decade of the semi-final games being played in the capital venue, however, there have been calls to restore the regional element to the FA Cup.
Former Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness, for example, argued that playing games at Villa Park
"Villa Park semi-finals were always very special games and we’d like to see them back here," Wyness told the
“It’s also the perfect opportunity for the FA administration to relocate to the Midlands, the heart of the country."