Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, has revealed that a property that the club owned as part of the building process for their new stadium was turned into a three-acre cannabis farm.
After months of delays, rising costs and issues, Spurs eventually opened their £1billion stadium to host the final five home matches of last season. While it took some time to get there, the end result is now widely considered one of the best venues in the world when it comes to sporting.
When the building process began back in 2001, as Levy took over as chairman, he explained that the club began to acquire property that may be of use in the future. During an interview with Evening Standard, Levy said he believed 80 different transactions that took place to do so.
However, the was one that stood out from the rest as he said: “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.” He added: “We obviously had to call the police.”
After reporting the cannabis farm, Levy went on to explain that the club then became victims of a “revenge attack”. He said: “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.”