Tottenham Will Be Forced To Play Away From White Hart Lane For One Season

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Legal issues have made things difficult for the North London club.

There are some new developments in Tottenham Hotspur’s project to build a new 58,000 capacity stadium right next to their current home and not all of them are good.

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Spurs had planned to move into their new ground for the start of the 2017/18 season, but legal issues with landowners now means that is highly unlikely to happen.

However, they will still have to move out of their current stadium White Hart Lane that same summer, meaning they will have to find a temporary place to host their home matches for an entire year.

“We should like to advise supporters that it is highly unlikely we shall be able to open the new Stadium at the start of the 2017/2018 season,” a club statement read.

“The Club has revised its construction programme in order to take the shortest possible time to construct.

“This now therefore involves the Club moving away from the Lane during construction for a period of one season, to start at the beginning of a season in order to comply with Premier League rules.

“We are currently undertaking due diligence on alternative stadium options.”

Things had appeared to take a big step forward back in July when a Compulsory Purchase Order for the land needed for the new stadium was imposed.

However, those landowners have now exercised the right to challenge the decision and therefore take it to the High Court, meaning there will be a significant delay as legal proceedings get underway.

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