Tottenham Hotspur announce stadium delay

Spurs announce stadium delay
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Spurs announce that the completion of their new stadium is likely to be delayed.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that the completion of their new stadium is likely to be delayed.

The Premier League club had been hoping to complete the development before the start of the 2017-18 season, but a dispute with a local business has seen their plans halted.

Spurs are now exploring the possibility of playing elsewhere for a season while the matter is resolved between the relevant parties.

"We have already successfully and amicably relocated more than 70 businesses in the area to the satisfaction of all parties concerned and a number of these organisations continue to reside in the borough," read an official club statement.

"Whilst we were able to accommodate all these other businesses' requests, in the instance of Archway, we have been unable to reach agreement over the period of the last seven years.

"We are currently undertaking due diligence on alternative stadium options. Consideration needs to be given to several factors, including planning and policing and, importantly, our fans and the impact it may have on the team itself.

"Clearly all possible options have pros and cons and we are aware that we shall not be able to find one which will please all parties. We shall however seek to find the optimum solution for the club and our supporters and we shall be sharing our deliberations with our supporters at an appropriate time."

Tottenham moved to White Hart Lane in 1899, 17 years after the club was founded.

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