Spurs set to go on tour during new White Hart Lane build
Stadiummk in Milton Keynes is believed to be an option
Friday 04 April 2014
Tottenham are considering a radical plan to play an entire season on the road while their new stadium at White Hart Lane is being built.
Wembley and the Olympic Stadium are in their thoughts as venues but, most interestingly, stadiummk in Milton Keynes is believed to be an option.
Spurs hope to be able to move into their new 56,000-seat venue for the 2017-18 season. During the previous campaign they would like to stay at White Hart Lane while the new stadium is being built next door but are also weighing up other possibilities.
The initial view was that Tottenham would play their 2016-17 home fixtures at the ground of another club but the Evening Standard reported last night they could opt to share different grounds depending on the nature of their opponents.
Tottenham would seek to stage high-profile matches against the Premier League’s top clubs, such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, at Wembley or the Olympic Stadium. Games against teams with less appeal might take place at a smaller venue, with the home of League One club MK Dons thought to be in the running. The capacity of stadiummk is being increased to 32,000 in time for next year’s Rugby Union World Cup.
The prospect of Spurs playing home fixtures at the Olympic Stadium is particularly intriguing, as they lost a bitter battle with West Ham to move there.
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