TOTTENHAM STADIUM CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
We’ve been waiting for a long time, since the beginning of the construction of the new Tottenham Hotspurs stadium. This Tottenham stadium construction update is to keep the fans informed. The old stadium has been demolished.
There were delays at the beginning of the construction of the new stadium. Local businesses filed a lawsuit, so that slowed things down. They weren’t happy with how much Spurs initially offered.
All parties resolved the legal issues and, so the construction is now progressing fast. We went to White Hart Lane to check the progress of works and took a few photographs for the Tottenham fans. These photos were taken on on 8th of March 2018.
Tottenham’s journey to their new stadium was a bumpy one. The initial plan was to build another stadium to replace the old one on the same site in Tottenham, North London. They changed their plans when the Olympic Committee awarded the UK the 2012 Olympics. Architects designed the new Olympic Stadium in Stratford to host the Olympics. Subsequently, the plan was to convert it into a football stadium and give it to one of the London Premier League clubs.
Tottenham Stadium Construction Update
Tottenham Hotspurs competed with West Ham United F.C. to use the Olympic stadium as their own. This interfered with the initial plan to build a new stadium in North London. The Tottenham owners realised that it would be cheaper for them to acquire the already built by the British government the Olympic Stadium.
Spurs’ pursuit for the Olympic Stadium unfortunately failed. Mayor of London Boris Johnson publicly expressed his preference F.C. to give the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United. From this point, Spurs knew they have to continue with the plan of constructing their own Stadium at White Hart Lane.
The construction of the new Spurs stadium will benefit the fans as well as the local community. However, for some time now this part of Haringey has been home to the poorest Londoners. The local community has suffered from riots and poor quality of housing.
Haringey Council sees the construction of the new stadium as an opportunity to revitalise the local area. In addition to the stadium, the council also plans to build new homes. For more interesting information about what’s happening in Haringey at the moment visit the homepage of Haringey Removals website.