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BREAKING FUNNY NEWS! Tottenham’s decision to leave White Hart Lane for a new larger stadium nearby was widely welcomed by supporters due to a higher capacity and the opportunity for increased match day revenue. The club spent last season playing their football at Wembley Stadium, reaching the Champions League round of 16 and finishing third in the Premier League despite fears among many fans over their perceived ‘Wembley curse’.
While the new stadium unfortunately won’t be ready in time for the start of the 2018/19 season, it is expected to be ready to host Liverpool on September 15. Spurs have released new pictures of the Stadium and it has made people to talk about it and Twitter is having absolute fun about it.
The unfortunate angle used for one of the photos appears to show the ground looking in an unflattering light, and in fact a lot like a toilet seat. By that date, the stadium should have its 600-tonne roof completed, which has been one of many major expenses pushing the total cost up from its initial £400million target to almost a BILLION pounds.
Extra-spacious changing rooms and sliding pitches, fit for the NFL games to be hosted at the stadium, alongside state-of-the-art conference facilities are also thought to be bumping up the outlay. In the 17.500-seat South Stand, fans will be treated to the two largest LED screens in Western Europe, each measuring 325 square metres in size.
“Extra-spacious changing rooms and sliding pitches, fitfor the NFL games to be hosted at the stadium”Tottenham
The club were left red-faced in June when 15.000 seats had to be stripped out and re-ordered after they found the paint on them was missing a pigment allowing them to survive bad weather. And they were also forced to apply for special permission to play their first few Premier League games away from the stadium in 2018/19 as the target for the opening day was missed.
Covering the rapidly-swelling cost should be aided by a combination of sponsorship deals and the additional revenue gained from adding 26.000 seats to the old White Hart Lane’s capacity.