Club: Tottenham Hotspur FC | Capacity: 61,000 seats | Scheduled opening: 2018 | Status: in planning
Tottenham Hotspur is currently in an advanced planning stage of building a new stadium at a site next to their current stadium White Hart Lane.
For years the club had been looking for ways to increase its revenue by either refurbishing White Hart Lane, building a brand new stadium, or moving to a different already existing stadium, which at different points in time was either the new Wembley Stadium or the London Olympic Stadium.
However, after loosing out on the Olympic Stadium, the club are now fully committed to continue with plans that were first presented in 2008, and are often referred to as the Northumberland Development Project.
These plans involve the construction of a new stadium with a capacity of 61,000 seats which is to be built adjacent to White Hart Lane. The project furthermore aims at regenerating the Tottenham area, for which the stadium serves as an anchor and around which other smaller projects will be tied. These projects include a central square next to the stadium, new shopping opportunities, new housing, and the refurbishment of existing historic buildings.
The stadium will be bowl-shaped, with flowing lines similar to the Emirates stadium, and a single-tier home stand behind the goal with a capacity of 17,000 seats.
The club has already been given planning permission and have secured most funding for the project, for which a naming rights deal will be an essential part. However, the club has run into a string of further legal problems, most of all relating to the reluctance of one local landowner to comply with a compulsory purchase order.
Spurs now aim to move into the stadium at the start of the 2018-19 season. They would have to play the 2017-18 at a different ground while construction works are in progress.
In 2015, the club announced a deal with the NFL to play two NFL regular season games a year at the new stadium. For this special adjustments will be made including a synthetic pitch underneath the regular grass pitch and larger dressing rooms.