Report claims Tottenham could play at Upton Park in 2017

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Could Tottenham Hotspur play their 'home' matches at Upton Park for one season?

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur could temporarily play their football at Upton Park while White Hart Lane is being expanded.

West Ham United are moving to the Olympic Stadium at the end of the current campaign, at which point it was suggested Upton Park would be redeveloped as housing, but it is now being reported that the Hammers’ current ground could be a viable alternative to moving to Milton Keynes for Spurs for the 2017/2018 campaign.

It would certainly be an interesting option for Tottenham as they wait for their current ground to be redeveloped and increased to a 61,000 capacity venue as a result.

An alternative option of playing at Wembley has been dismissed, leaving the Tottenham hierarchy with some interesting decisions to make in the near future, with the expansion of White Hart Lane set to commence in the summer of 2017.

While it may be the most sensible option at this stage, the report goes on to suggest that West Ham will be taking many things – including the floodlights and under-soil heating – with them.

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