TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR AIM FOR NEW STADIUM BY 2017

Tottenham Hotspur are aiming to have a new 58,000-seater stadium ready by the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

The venue would sit next to their current home at White Hart Lane, which was built in 1899 and has a capacity of just over 32,000.

The Premier League club hope to put out a tender for construction later in the year with the “feasible” aim of opening the stadium in mid-2017.

Tottenham, who lost out to West Ham United in a bid to move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, have purchased 18 acres of land adjacent to their White Hart Lane ground over the past decade and relocated 72 businesses.

They are still waiting for a Secretary of State decision regarding a compulsory purchase order of further property before building can begin.

Chairman Daniel Levy told the club’s website: “We have fantastic, strong support. Our current 36,000-seater stadium sells out and the waiting list for season ticket holders is currently in excess of 47,000.

“We have the smallest capacity stadium of any club in the top 20 clubs in Europe, let alone the current top four Premier League clubs.”

Posted on 02/04/2014