Tottenham ask company that tried to block new £800m stadium to make time capsule for White Hart Lane

Matt Law
The new stadium can be seen through White Hart Lane - AFP

Tottenham Hotspur have asked the company that tried to block their new £800 million stadium – Archway Sheet Metal – to make the time capsule to commemorate White Hart Lane.

As part of the events planned to mark Tottenham’s departure from White Hart Lane after the final home game of the season against Manchester United on May 14, the club announced a time capsule will be buried at a point of overlap between the old and new stadia.

Spurs are in the process of deciding what exactly will be put in the time capsule, but have offered the contract to design and make it to Archway Steel.

Stadia puff

Archway were involved in a lengthy court battle with Tottenham over the decision to confirm a compulsory purchase order for their premises which stood on the land Spurs are building their new stadium on.

The row delayed the start of the building work and Archway’s property was damaged by fire in November 2014 before the company, owned by Spurs fan Josif Josif, finally reached an agreement with Tottenham in March 2015.

Archway have since relocated and reopened in Brunswick Industrial Park, and now have the chance to build the time capsule and - in so doing - make sure their company has a place in the history of White Hart Lane.

Construction of the new stadium is well underway Credit: REUTERS

Tottenham last week confirmed they will move into Wembley for the whole of next season while work on their new stadium is finished.

Before the final game at White Hart Lane, Tottenham must travel to West Ham United for the first derby between the two teams to be played at the London Stadium.

The police have made the Friday night clash a ‘Category C’ game, which means there will be an increased police presence in and out of the ground and police will be visible within the segregation lines of the travelling Spurs support.

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