White Hart Lane is undergoing a string of constructions and changes as the home ground of Tottenham Hotspur which currently has a capacity of 36,000 is being expanded to 61,000.
There are some cases where clubs decide to completely move into a new stadium but Tottenham are only temporarily leaving their own turf until these construction stages are finished.
It’s expected that the Premier League club will be able to get back in their own turf and play home matches by the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season.The North East corner of the White Hart Lane has been removed as work is taking place towards the expansion in the home turf of Tottenham Hotspur.
Mauricio Pochettino and his squad will be playing their Champions League home matches at the Wembley Stadium.
Popular Tottenham Hotspurs blogger George Edward Lacey spoke on the play for the club ahead of the new season, being a former professional footballer who played for the club and being a close watcher.
Lacey said he knows the club would retain a similar fate as last season where they made a serious push for the title despite having a young squad. He said the talent and bond in the team was a big plus ahead of the season.
Tottenham Hospurs will play their forthcoming Champions League games at the Wembley as it has been approved by the Football Association.
Their former play ground White Hart Lane is undergoing repairs and the club could incur extra £1 million after a man spent 12 hours on top of a crane on the site of the new stadium.
The case was taken to a court where Wali Azagh was said to have climbed a 170 foot crane carrying a noose and threatening to kill himself. The crane is one several club branded cranes at the stadium. The 37-year old had a long standoff with the police who were trying to convince him to abort the act. He eventually climbed down and was taken to Wood Green Police Station and then charged to the court.
The London Evening Standard reports that the Highbury Corner Magistrates court heard that the club could face up to £1 million in charges due to the disruption in the construction work worth £400 million.
With Tottenham Hotspur set to make the biggest move in the club’s history - just down the road - Spurs fans are excited about a potentially bright future. But there will be obstacles along the way.
Tottenham’s new stadium, situated within a stone’s throw of the current ground, will seat 61,000 spectators in what appears to be both a nod to the club’s past and a dig at neighbours Arsenal. Spurs last won the league in 1961, and the number of seats exceeds Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium by 1,000 - a meaningless victory over their local rivals, but a victory nonetheless.
The real issue
Development for the new stadium of Tottenham Hotspur is ongoing and it has been going on for the past few months.
The new home of the Premier League club will have a cost of around £400 million and this stadium is expected to increase the capacity to 61,000 and it’s also going to be used for games in the spectrum of the NFL.
Tottenham Hotspur agreed a 10 year long deal to host at least 2 NFL games a season and this is why a few head chiefs of the National Football League are making regular visits to the building site of the new stadium as they are checking up on its progress.
Tottenham Hotspurs will be playing at the Wembley in the 2017/2018 season as the club agrees to a deal with the Football Association in England, according to reports.
The FA chairman, Greg Dyke confirmed that the deal was almost signed so the Lily whites could play their home games at Wembley in the 2017-18 season while their new stadium is being built. Dyke also suggested Spurs could play their Champions League home matches at the national stadium next term, with their qualification for the competition already assured.
Tottenham are building a £400million, 61,000-capacity ground adjacent to their White Hart Lane home. They plan to move into the new stadium at the start of the 2018-19 campaign so will require a temporary home for a season. According to Dyke, Wembley is on the verge as being confirmed as Spurs' base for the season before the move.
Emmanuel Adebayor has confirmed that he will be leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the campaign. The Togo international joined the club only in January on a free transfer after having left Tottenham.
However, there was a lot of speculation about his future given that he signed only a six-month contract at the club. Crystal Palace may also have had reservations about the striker, who has had various disciplinary issues over the last five years. Barring a couple of good years at Arsenal, Adebayor has failed to reproduce his best form at clubs like Manchester City, Tottenham, and now at Crystal Palace.
Tottenham are reportedly close to securing a move to the new Wembley stadium as their new home for the next three years until their own stadium is completed.
Spurs are in the process of building a brand-new stadium which has the capacity to hold around 60,000 spectators. This would bring the club in line with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. Construction at a massive cost of around £ 300 million has just begun and the club need to prepare for a new home during the 2017-18 season. The club has been looking at various venues to act as their home ground during this period.
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France vs Romania (Stade de France)
Football Federation Australia (FFA) have recently opted to sanction 2 soccer coaches who are in charge of junior teams in the New South Wales after it was discovered that they were involved in betting on matches.
$1000 and $5000 are the fines that the coaches received which were delivered from the FFA in relation to the betting events that were detected and it breached a national code of conduct and was one of the main reasons of why the Australian Football governing authority had to react and properly infraction the participating members that were involved.
The national code of conduct of FFA prohibits players, managers, coaches and club officials from having any connection to gambling and betting actions even if the games aren’t at a professional level.