New Spurs stadium gets green light from council

Tottenham Hotspur’s plans for a £400m,
56,000-seater stadium next to its existing White Hart Lane ground, were approved
unanimously by Haringey Council, 30 September.

The scheme still needs approval from the Mayor of London and
the Government, but the club could
move into a new home, with new event
facilities as early as the 2015-16 season.

And it could be Spurs versus West Ham for the
Olympic Stadium post-2012 Olympics. Both clubs submitted bids by the 30
September deadline to cut back the Olympic Stadium from an 80,000-capacity, to a
60,000-seater football arena, with room for athletics and
events.

“It is only prudent and good management that we ensure that we investigate all possible
options for the club,” said Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy, who added the Spurs bid
was in conjunction with AEG, the group that manages the O2.

West Ham players Carlton Cole, Mark Noble and
Scott Parker took their club’s bid direct to Downing Street yesterday (30
September). Newham Council had handed in documents backing the Hammers plans earlier in the
day.

Paul Colston

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