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Spurs reach deal to buy disputed land for 56,000 seat stadium

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A general view of the stadium during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hospur and Swansea City at White Hart Lane on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Tottenham Hotspur could have new, improved digs as soon as the 2018-19 season, according to the BBC.

The Premier League club had been fighting for land in Tottenham in order to equip their ground with 56,000 seats..

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Now it seems they’ve found success. And it didn’t even take another fire to do it.

From the BBC:

Tottenham Hotspur says it has struck a private deal to buy disputed land for a proposed £400m football stadium.

A statement on the club’s website said an agreement had been reached to buy Archway Sheet Metal Works’ property, in Paxton Road, Tottenham.

The Premier League club has planning permission for a 56,000-seater stadium at White Hart Lane.

It said it would take possession of the land later this year to give the firm time to relocate.

In November, a fire gutted the Archway premises, located close to White Hart Lane. The cause of the blaze is not known, but police were treating it as suspicious.

From Tottenham Hotspur:

We have already commenced pre development and site clearance works and will shortly submit, to Haringey Council, an application for a minor material amendment to our planning permission for consent for a basement level on the new stadium site.

Our intention is to move the already consented car parking into the basement level, alongside plant and furniture storage, in order to allow us to free up space at the ground floor level to be allocated to other operational requirements including enhanced media facilities and extended player changing areas.

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