Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/2/14
There’s a new Tottenham stadium on the way! Tottenham Hotspur have announced plans to move into a new 58,000 capacity stadium by mid 2017. Construction of the new Tottenham stadium, known as the ‘Northumberland Development Project,’ will take place next to the club’s current 36,000 capacity White Hart Lane stadium. The project will commence later this year. Spurs have a lot in common with the Chicago Cubs of American Major League Baseball. Both play in a smaller, cramped, but also quaint and traditional home stadium residing with a residential neighborhood in a very large global metropolis. That’s why you have some overlap between Spurs fans and Cubs fans, Wrigley Field and White Hart Lane are very similar experiences. For supporters of both, it’s about the gameday atmosphere as much as it’s about the game. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy believes the new Tottenham Stadium is “feasible” to be opened by the start of the 2017-18 season. “We have fantastic, strong support,” Levy stated on the team’s official website. “Our current 36,000-seater stadium sells out and the waiting list for season ticket holders is currently in excess of 47,000. “We have the smallest capacity stadium of any club in the top 20 clubs in Europe, let alone the current top four Premier League clubs. “We cannot stress strongly enough how critical the new stadium is over the long term to these raised expectations.” Paul M. Banks owns The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and Fulbright scholar, he’s also a frequent commentator on national talk radio. The former NBC Chicago and Washington Times contributor has also been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) Follow paulmbanks The post New Tottenham stadium announced Construction begins this year appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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