TOTENHAM'S NEW STADIUM SELECTED FOR 2018 WORLD CUP BID

Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium in Haringey will be joined by Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium and the Olympic Stadium as the London venues for the proposed FIFA World Cup bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Spurs' Chairman Daniel Levy gave his reaction to the latest news concerning their new stadium build.

“This is great news for us and Haringey that we are a proposed World Cup venue,” Levy said.

“The new stadium scheme is designed to deliver substantial benefits to our supporters and the local community.

“Now it also includes the opportunity to host one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world and to place Tottenham on the international stage.”
 
News of the latest announcement has pleased local officials who think the area will benefit greatly from the selection for the proposed World Cup bids.

MP for Tottenham David Lammy added: "This is absolutely brilliant news, not just for Spurs, but for the whole of Tottenham. I wasn't old enough to experience '66, but I know it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our community to share in the magic of the World Cup.”

Claire Kober, Council Leader backed the bid to host Tottenham's new stadium also added her comments about the latest news.

“This is great news for Spurs and Haringey,” she said. “The World Cup is arguably the greatest sporting event there is and bringing games to Tottenham would make for an unforgettable occasion and bring with it huge economic benefits for local people and businesses.”

Posted on 16/12/2009