Built in the heart of one of London’s most deprived areas, Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium has been dogged with controversy, with local businesses and communities feeling like spare balls, as Thomas Barrett reports. When London mayor Sadiq Khan was shown around Tottenham Hotspurs’ new stadium in January 2018, he was glowing with praise. ‘I welcome the commitment from Spurs in building not just a fantastic stadium for Premier League football and the NFL, but also leading the regeneration of this area of London and investing in local people,’ he said. With the stadium due to open its doors next season, it will be the culmination of plans announced in 2009 to redevelop the land on White Hart Lane, proposing the demolition of its current ground, with a brand new stadium to be built on the adjacent land. The new stadium would significantly boost attendance capacity, from 36,000 to 60,000, which the club … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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