More obstacles for Tottenham’s new stadium

July 26, 2010

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of moving to a new US$620 million stadium for the 2013/14 season look to be fading, according to reports.

Haringey borough’s police commander and national heritage groups have raised doubts over the club’s most recent plans.

Haringey’s acting borough commander, Superintendent Chris Barclay, has said the design for the stadium needs to keep in mind the risk of “conflict” between rival fans.

A Tottenham spokeswoman has said: “We agree on the issues they have raised and we will enshrine them in the in the Section 106 [planning agreement].”

English Heritage and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) have both said they have concerns over the stadium’s entrance from Tottenham High Road.

The spokeswoman for the club added: “We are working through these issues with English Heritage and CABE.”