US billionaire’s bid for Wembley Stadium faces lawmaker probe


FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan on the sidelines as the team warms up before of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. The English Football Association received an offer on Thursday April 26, 2018, to buy Wembley Stadium, from Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

LONDON: A bid by the billionaire owner of National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars franchise for Wembley Stadium will be scrutinised by a parliamentary committee following a public outcry over the sale.

The offer by Shahid Khan (pic), announced last week, is worth £600mil (US$813mil) to Wembley owner the Football Association, according to Jaguars president Mark Lamping.

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