White Hart Lane club’s new ground can revitalise area.
London Mayor Boris Johnson insists Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium plans must go ahead to revitalize the area torn apart by last month’s riots.
Spurs were recently given local planning permission to build a new stadium on an industrial site just north of its current ground at White Hart Lane.
The Northumberland Park site and its surrounding area are in desperate need for building and the Mayor believes a new football stadium will give the borough the boost it needs.
Tottenham was the source of the horrific violence that afflicted the capital in August, with even the White Hart Lane ticket office not escaping damage.
Looters and rioters ransacked shops and homes throughout London and caused the international friendly between England and Holland to be abandoned due to safety concerns.
But the north London club have not given up hope of moving into the Olympic Stadium after next summer’s games.
Spurs have mounted a legal challenge against West Ham’s winning bid, which would leave Johnson’s plans and the area in disarray.
Johnson and Haringey Council met today with senior Tottenham executives, including chairman Daniel Levy, to come up with a solution.
They put forward a joint £17million offer to help fund improved transportation links and infrastructure works.