Tottenham receive approval on new stadium from Boris Johnson

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their new stadium plans have finally received approval from the London Mayor.

Their renovation plans have been given the go-ahead by Boris Johnson after Haringey Council had already agreed in December 2015, but further approval was needed by the Mayor.

Spurs, who currently reside at White Hart Lane, believe the cost of the new stadium could reach up to £750 million - almost double their initial estimation of £400 million. This could be a result of the north London club's decision to host NFL games, with a retractable pitch, in the new season, therefore, incorporating facilities for the NFL, including two sliding pitches and large changing rooms fit for NFL use - in addition to the ones they planned to have for Spurs.


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Tottenham's stadium talks have been ongoing for a while as but the new 61,000-seater venue should be ready for the 2018-2019 campaign meaning next season could be Spurs' last at White Hart Lane.

The new stadium will also be hosting concerts throughout the year and there is likely to also be a museum of Spurs history, medical centre, restaurants and even an 180-room hotel.

Boris Johnson said: "White Hart Lane is already an iconic stadium, steeped in history, and the new venue will not only almost double its capacity, but provide world-class facilities to watch Premier League football, international sports events and concerts in the heart of the capital."

It is unknown where Tottenham will be playing their home matches once they leave White Hart Lane and await the new stadium with the possibilities of either Wembley stadium or Stadium MK, home of Championship club Milton Keynes Dons.

Tottenham will finally have some bragging rights over their North London rivals, Arsenal by having the largest stadium in London, a mere 1,000 more than the Gunners.

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