Tottenham clears final hurdle to begin building new stadium
Tottenham can proceed with plans to build a new stadium after a local business dropped its opposition.
Archway Sheet Metal Works announced Friday that it will not appeal a judge's order forcing it to sell its property to the club and relocate. According to The Guardian, 70 businesses in the area around the stadium site have relocated.
Archway was gutted by a fire in November and police are treating it as suspicious, according to the BBC.
The new stadium will be built adjacent to White Hart Lane, the club's home since 1899. It will seat 20,000 more fans than the current stadium and is expected to take about three years to build.
The club is aiming to open the new stadium in time for the 2018-19 season.
Tottenham will be able to play home matches at White Hart Lane during the majority of the construction period, but it will be forced to find a temporary home for the final year of construction.
- Dan Gartland