Now that the team have started to do the business on the pitch, it’s fair to say that the future of Tottenham Hotspur looks a lot sounder than it did a week ago. Spurs were seemingly going nowhere fast under Juande Ramos, and although Daniel Levy shouldn’t be expecting any thankyou letters from supporters for acting so quickly, fans must feel as though the chairman has done the right thing.
However, it appears as though the future of the club lies away from White Lane, as Sky Sports report. The current stadium’s capacity is a little over 36,000 and with a waiting list of over 22,000 people (yes, that many people really do want to watch Tottenham!), the Spurs board are eyeing up a shiny brand new stadium which is going to have a nice corporate name to go with it.
Levy told Sky Sports News: “I think, unfortunately, it is a function of modern-day finance for stadiums that there will have to be a naming rights deal on the stadium.
“It’s a new stadium, so it won’t be called White Hart Lane any more. If you want progress, things have to change.
“We’re a big club, but if we want to be up there as one of the biggest clubs in Europe we have to have a bigger stadium. We’ve got a waiting list of 22,000 people for season tickets, we can’t satisfy the demand for the next generation of fans. They can’t even get the tickets, so we have to solve the stadium issue.”
Maybe you’re a Spurs fan with a season ticket at White Hart Lane, in which case you might be disappointed that club are going to up sticks and play at another stadium. However, Tottenham simply have to move with the times as gate money is such an important revenue stream for the club, especially with the high prices fans are prepared to pay in order to watch their team. What do people think the new ground should be called?