Despite objections from local residents, Tottenham Hotspur have secured the land at Whitewebbs Park and will move ahead with plans to build academy facilities for women and girls.

Tottenham already possess some of the finest sporting facilities in the country, if not the world, but chairman Daniel Levy is not content with stopping there.

The outside of Hotspur Way training ground

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The club opened the doors to its state-of-the-art stadium in 2019, and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has since played host to various sporting events ranging from the NFL, to boxing, and has even hosted concerts for some of the biggest musicians in the world.

With a capacity of 62,850, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the third largest football ground in England.

Alongside this, the Hotspur Way training facilities are among the best in the country, with the highest spec of technology and equipment installed to ensure the club is able to compete at the top level.

Tottenham secure land for yet more expansion

Tottenham Hotspur were named the “preferred bidders” on an area of land at Whitewebbs Park back in 2021, and now the lease has been confirmed. A report from Football.London offers all the key details.

Despite 788 objections from local residents and council members, Enfield council has announced it will lease more than half of the Whitewebbs space to Tottenham for the next 25 years.

Spurs’ plans include transforming 18% of the park into a new academy facility for women and girls that will “feed into Women’s Super League side Tottenham Hotspur Women.”

The club will also develop a Sports Turf Academy, with the aim of “providing employment and training opportunities for a new generation of sports turf, greenkeeping, horticultural and mechanical staff.”

Concerns over the environmental impact of the proposals should be alleviated by news that Tottenham Hotspur has committed to investing in “parkland and wild meadows.”

The club will pay for work on the Southern half of the land, in an effort towards “improving biodiversity and [creating] improved paths for walking, cycling and horse riding.”

Tottenham now just need to submit the planning application for their proposed developments. They will be wary, however, of those opposing the project who plan to “challenge the decision in court.”

Spurs Web Opinion

The rate at which this club expands, and the scale to which it continues to push forward, is admirable. These plans all sound really exciting and should benefit a lot of people. 

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