1 Nov 2008

Spurs plan for new home

12:14 pm on 1 November 2008

The English Premiership football club Tottenham Hotspur have unveiled plans for a new 60,000-capacity stadium close to their White Hart Lane ground in north London.

In their financial results released to the stock market, Spurs announced further details of the Northumberland Development Project, a large-scale development incorporating leisure facilities, public space and housing as well as the new stadium.

The Tottenham board pushed ahead with proposals for a larger stadium with a season ticket waiting list of around 22,000, but were conscious of the importance of remaining in the Haringey area.

Other sites were considered but ultimately it was decided their current location, plus land adjacent to it, was the most suitable option.

Spurs have been at White Hart Lane since 1899, but with a capacity of just over 36,000 it is dwarfed by local rivals Arsenal's 60,000 Emirates Stadium.

Spurs have spent five years buying up options on industrial land close to their ground after discussions with local governing bodies led to the conclusion that redeveloping the current site and its environs was the most viable route.

Spurs, bottom of the Premier League but on the rise after a win and a draw in the first two games under new manager Harry Redknapp, announced that turnover was up 11 percent in the year to June 30, 2008.