Tottenham to build new 65,000-seater stadium – report

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British media sources are suggesting that the White Hart Lane side are ready to build a new home, and will share it with a London-based NFL team.

Tottenham are reportedly looking into a new 65,000-seater stadium, which will be shared with a London-based NFL team.

The story was broken today by The Mail on Sunday, who suggest that the north London side have employed design firm Populous to look into the construction of a new home that could be used for both football and American Football.

Spurs are believed to have shelved plans for a new 56,000-seater stadium that would have cost £400million.

With NFL growing in popularity in England’s capital, there have been rumblings that a franchise could be convinced to set up in London and play in the NFL.

With American Football matches already being played on occasion in London, Spurs’ idea of ground sharing would directly conflict with the FA and could take the lucrative events away from Wembley.

For Tottenham to compete financially with the top sides in England, it appears that the side need a new stadium to increase revenue.

With Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium resulting in a huge increase in attendances and the extra finances of naming rights, Spurs may well be looking at doing something similar to bring extra money into the club.

The Tottenham fans will be reluctant to move from the current White Hart Lane venue, as the historic ground has memories and landmarks galore attached to it.

However, with the commercialisation of the game, Tottenham may well need to abandon their current 36,000 seat home for one that has the potential to hold almost double that.

The idea of sharing with another sport would be a clever move from Daniel Levy and the Tottenham powers that be, as an extra revenue source would be generated.

At the moment it is only speculation, but it certainly appears that Tottenham have grand plans to consistently challenge for the top spots in English football.

With the expenditure on transfers and the club needing to make a profit to support this, it looks like only a matter of time before White Hart Lane is cast aside for a new home.

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