Photo: Latest shot of Tottenham's stadium site-to-be, waiting for all clear

A High Court case relating to Tottenham Hotspur's proposed new stadium will be heard later this month.

Currently deserted, this muddy and much contested patch of land in North London is where Tottenham Hotspur's £400 million stadium is proposed to be built.

Sitting adjacent to the current site, the biggest obstacle to it's construction is an ongoing legal challenge.

The BBC reported last month: "The owners of Archway Sheet Metal Works on Paxton Road, Tottenham, are challenging a compulsory purchase order. The order could force Archway to make way for a new 56,000 capacity stadium."

That battle is set to be heard by the High Court later this month on the dates of February 17 and 18. A verdict is not automatically assumed to reached immediately.

Tottenham already have planning permission granted for the stadium, and they currently hope to have it ready to open it by the 2018/19 season, yet the Archyway Metal Works dispute is holding up the project.

The planned capacity of the new stadium would be 56,250, an increase on White Hart Lane's current 36,230.

Tottenham's current schedule leaves them set to depart White Hart Lane a year ahead of their new stadium's planned opening, and require a temporary home for the 2017/18 season.

The London Evening Standard reported last week that options of Wembley and MK Dons' Stadium:MK are being considered as possibilities.

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