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SBD Global/December 14, 2012/Facilities

Ledley King Believes New Stadium For Tottenham Would Be Crucial To Club's Ambitions

Former EPL Tottenham captain Ledley King believes the club will have a "better chance of attracting elite players to the club" if it make progress with its plans to build a new stadium, according to Tom Collomosse of the London INDEPENDENT. The Northumberland Development Project, which would see a 56,000-seat arena replace White Hart Lane, is a principal objective of Spurs Chair Daniel Levy, who is "determined to deliver the new ground during his time at the club." Work has begun on the project and club officials will have been "interested to read this week's landmark report," which urged the government, City Hall and Haringey Council to "inject more funds to regenerate the Tottenham area." King, now a Spurs ambassador following his retirement, understands the significance of "pushing ahead with the new ground." King said, "I was at Leyton Orient before I moved to Tottenham and the facilities at Spurs made me want to come and be part of this club" (INDEPENDENT, 12/13).
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