Tottenham appears to have won their battle with Transport for London (TfL) and are closing in on renaming the closest train station to the new Spurs stadium “Tottenham Hotspur.”
Having approached TfL more than two years ago with the desire to change the White Hart Lane station to Tottenham Hotspur station, the north London club seems to have gotten their way with the station renaming set to go ahead, subject to public consultation.
In Tottenham’s eyes, the public consultation will be no more than a formality and the club have reportedly already begun telling potential commercial partners about the name change.
As quoted by the Guardian, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office said:
The significant U-turn came after increased meetings between Tottenham representatives, TfL, and Khan, but has raised concerns over potential corporatisation of London’s transportation system that has thus far seen its heritage protected.
Tottenham are finally set to move into their new 62,000 capacity stadium after months of delays, and see the station change as a fundamental aspect of a £250m commercial strategy that will also include the sale of stadium naming rights to a leading Spurs partner.
The first match at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been confirmed for April 3rd when Spurs will take on Crystal Palace