Tottenham stadium plan
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Tottenham Hotspur's plans for their new 61,000 seater stadium have been approved by Haringey Council. The new stadium, which is to be built adjacent to the club's current home at White Hart Lane, will cost an estimated £400m ($598m) and is expected to be completed in time for the 2018-19 season.

Tottenham's three applications were passed by a majority vote following a meeting that ran into the early hours on 17 December.

In a short statement on Twitter, Tottenham said: "We can announce that Haringey Council's Planning Sub Committee has approved the Club's new stadium proposals."

A statement from Haringey Council added: "A modern 61,000-seater stadium, with an innovative retractable pitch that allows Premier League and American Football games to be played and broadcast globally from Haringey, was among proposals agreed by the council's Planning Committee early this morning (Thursday, 17 December).

"The new stadium will support the council's ambitious regeneration plans for Tottenham, including more than 4,000 new homes, improved community facilities and better transport links in the neighbouring High Road West and Northumberland Park areas.

"The development, which will replace the club's current White Hart Lane home, will also see nearly 600 new homes, a 180-bed hotel and extreme sports centre – alongside a community health centre and spacious public square for local events."

The development is still to be formally approved by the Mayor of London's office, although Boris Johnson has previously expressed his enthusiasm over the club's plans.

Earlier in 2015, Tottenham announced they have a 10-year agreement with the NFL to host a minimum of two games a year at the club's new stadium, which will feature a retractable grass pitch with an artificial surface underneath for NFL games.

The club are to leave their current stadium in 2017 and will have to find another home for the 2017-18 season, with chairman Daniel Levy confirming in August the club were in discussions with the FA over a temporary move to Wembley, located just 13 miles from their current home.