Spurs to spend a season away from White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur are facing the prospect of spending a season playing their home matches away from White Hart Lane.
The Lilywhites were on track with their plans to build a new stadium next to their existing 36,240-capacity ground after a compulsory land purchase order had been approved.
But a legal challenge has resulted in a revision of the north London club's plans and the new 56,250-capacity stadium will not be ready in time for the 2017/2018 English Premier League season.
A statement released on Spurs' official website read: "We should like to advise supporters that it is highly unlikely we shall be able to open the new stadium at the start of the 2017/2018 season.
"The club has revised its construction programme in order to take the shortest possible time to construct.
"This now therefore involves the club moving away from the Lane during construction for a period of one season, to start at the beginning of a season in order to comply with Premier League rules.
"We are currently undertaking due diligence on alternative stadium options."
The capacity increase will allow Spurs to generate more matchday revenue and allow Spurs to strengthen their challenge among the EPL's elite clubs.
The BBC listed Wembley Stadium, the Olympic Stadium - which will be taken over by West Ham United in 2016 - and the Stadium MK as possible alternative grounds for Spurs to play on as they await the completion of their new home.
Sources: PA Sport, BBC