JUST a day after a number of Spurs greats – our own Glenn Hoddle, Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles included – said good-bye to the Lane, the club confirmed that they WILL be making Wembley their new home. Zaps writer Harry Harris got in on the act too!
I just hope they have better luck on the hallowed turf next season than they have this.
Performances in the Champions League and Europa League and more recently in the FA Cup semi final against Chelsea do not bode well. They won just one in five.
But even so, chairman Daniel Levy has announced that Wembley will be their temporary home for next season while construction work is completed on their new North London stadium.
The club’s new 61,000-seater ground is being built next to the site of their current home White Hart Lane.
In a statement from Levy, sent to Zapsportz, the club chairman hailed the start of what he describes as ‘an incredibly exciting time in the history of the club’.
He commented: “Wembley will be our home for a season and then we will return to what will be one of the best stadiums of its kind and the most unique in the world, playing host to NFL (American football) games too – a stadium that will be key to our future growth and success.”
The new stadium is expected to cost £750m but will create about 3,500 jobs in the area when it is finished, say the club.
Spurs, who are four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea with five games to play this season, face Manchester United in their final game at the current White Hart Lane on May 14.
No better way to say good-bye to a famous stadium – even better if it was sealed with a victory which might, just might, secure the Premier League title.
Spurs fans can but dream. Either way, there won’t be a dry eye in the house!