Tottenham Hotspur may be without a home for the 2017-18 season, as a row over land for their new stadium has taken a new twist.
Spurs planned to move into their brand new stadium on land adjacent to their current White Hart Lane home by the summer of 2017.
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However, despite securing a compulsory purchase of the land in July the North London club have now revealed that previous landowners are challenging that purchase and are taking the battle to court.
That leaves Spurs’ plans to move into their new 58,000 capacity stadium in limbo and they will have to find an alternative venue for the 2017-18 season. With their old stadium to be demolished to make way for the new one, Spurs will have nowhere to play in two seasons’ time.
A statement on their website had the following to say.
“The club has revised its construction program in order to take the shortest possible time to construct. This now therefore involves the club moving away from the Lane during construction for a period of one season, to start at the beginning of a season in order to comply with Premier League rules. We are currently undertaking due diligence on alternative stadium options.”
What options do Spurs have?
Well, by that time West Ham are expected to move into the Olympic stadium which Spurs bid to try and get way back when. Maybe they could ground-share for a season?
Or, perhaps their North London rivals Arsenal would let them play at the Emirates for a year? Hell is more likely to freeze over before that happens.
Another option could be playing at Wembley. The home of the English national team lies empty for most of the season and Spurs could make use of it just a few miles away across North London.
Simply put, even though this hold up in their stadium deal isn’t ideal, they have options.