Tottenham increase capacity of new stadium for second time since April opening to 62,303 with 89 new seats added A CANNABIS farm was hiding next to White Hart Lane before Tottenham redeveloped their stadium.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has revealed how gangsters even took revenge on the club when the three-acre site was uncovered.2 The find came when buying land to house Tottenham’s new stadiumCredit: ReutersWhen giving Evening Standard a potted history of how he built Tottenham’s new home, Levy spoke of buying up 80 properties in the immediate area.And he smelled a skunk when one warehouse became inaccessible.The 57-year-old recalled: “We discovered it had been bolted shut from the inside and when we finally got in we found three acres of cannabis growing in there.”We obviously had to call the police.”However that only enraged the green-fingered gangsters who launched a prompt counter-offensive.Levy noted: “The next thing we knew we were victims of a revenge attack when the water pipes on the properties we owned down the High Road were cut, which flooded them all.”most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him2Fortunately for Spurs, no further damage was done – unless the mob were behind the deal to charge them £27million for Roberto Soldado in 2013.The incident occurred after Levy began his plan to redevelop White Hart Lane as soon as he took over the club.Construction was finally able to commence in 2015 with the team leaving their old home for an 18-month stay at Wembley before building work was completed.
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