Could Tottenham Hotspur soon be playing ‘home’ games at Ipswich Town?

PUBLISHED: 15:16 03 July 2014 | UPDATED: 15:16 03 July 2014

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Tottenham Hotspur could be playing their ‘home’ games at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road ground in the 2016-17, according to a report.

The Evening Standard claimed this morning that the Premier League club had earmarked Portman Road and Brighton’s AMEX Stadium as potential alternative venues to play at, while their new stadium is being finished.

Spurs hope to be playing football in their new £400m, 56,000-seater stadium by the 2017-18 season but it is understood they will not be able to turn out at their current White Hart Lane ground in the campaign prior to that.

Wembley, the Olympic Stadium, which by that time will be the home of West Ham, and Stadium: MK have also been mooted as possible alternatives.

Tottenham’s current stadium holds just under 37,000 while Portman Road has a capacity of just over 30,000.

Despite that, it is understood that a switch for the North Londoners to play in Suffolk for a season would not be beyond the realms of possibility.

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