Tottenham plan to have new stadium by 2017 - and might have ended up taking over West Ham's Upton Park

The Hammers will relocate to the Olympic Stadium in 2016 and Spurs were in the running to purchase their current home ground, only to see their bid rejected

Tottenham are reported to have failed with a bid for West Ham’s Upton Park stadium earlier this year, after chairman Daniel Levy identified the ground as a potential new home for Spurs when the Hammers move to the Olympic Stadium.

Spurs are hopeful of finding a new home by 2017 as they look to cash-in on a larger attendance than White Hart Lane currently affords them. With West Ham set to move into their new home in Stratford, the Daily Mail claims that Spurs made an approach for the historical stadium, but were rejected immediately.

Instead, West Ham sold the Boleyn Ground to property developers Galliard, though the accepted offer was less than the £71.2m valuation originally given, and plans have been put in replace to revamp the stadium into the “East End Village” that will include 700 homes on site.

West Ham’s heritage is also likely to be included, with fans and residents expected to vote in favour of naming apartment blocks after club legends such as Bobby Moore, Sir Trevor Brooking, Sir Geoff Hurst and Billy Bonds, as well as a claret-and-blue theme running throughout to reflect the club’s colours.

 

Spurs have set a target of moving to a new 56,000-capacity stadium by 2017, although plans have not gone as smoothly as the club’s hierarchy had hoped. Their relocation has been hindered by compulsory purchase issues which have caused delays and has also triggered concerns that the club will be forced to seek a temporary home for at least a season while their new stadium is built.

A view of West Ham's Upton Park stadium A view of West Ham's Upton Park stadium  

Both Wembley and the Emirates have been mentioned as alternatives, but Levy feels that Wembley would prove too costly and that the club would struggle to fill the 90,000-seater stadium, while a ground-share agreement with north London rivals Arsenal would anger a number of fans in both white and red.

Tottenham announce plans to leave White Hart Lane

West Ham’s move to the stadium that hosted the London 2012 Olympic Games has been a long and drawn out process, with the Hammers being awarded the stadium originally in 2011 only to see their application collapse due to legal opposition from Spurs.

When new bids were invited, West Ham were once again named as the future tenants of the stadium, and will move into their new home in 2016 after a complete revamp costing up to a reported £190m.

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