Tottenham lend their name to improved transport link

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that their new 62,062 capacity stadium will host Premier League and Champions League matches from the beginning of April, subject to being issued a safety certificate after the successful completion of two test events which will take place later this month.

Tottenham’s first game at the state of the art facility will be a midweek Premier League match against Crystal Palace on 3rd April.

Apart from the stadium, the club has also invested in the redevelopment of the area as they have also helped construct a 180-bed hotel, a large Sainsbury’s supermarket, a new sixth-form college, 256 new homes officially classed as “affordable” and a new primary school.

It has now been reported by the Guardian that the railway station near the stadium which was previously called White Hart Lane station, will now be called Tottenham Hotspur station after the club lobbied London mayor Sadiq Khan.

The report claims that while the Transport for London (TfL) has a policy of not selling the names of designated heritage stations on a long-term basis, it agreed to do so in this case after holding meetings with Spurs to explore the idea.

It is now claimed that a memo is being drafted to initiate the name change and that Tottenham would not have to provide the £14.7 million that was initially requested for the privilege.

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