Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has revealed a warehouse owned by the club was broken into and turned into a drugs factory.
Levy helped the north London club complete their move into a brand new £1billion stadium earlier this year after years of planning and renovating.
However, the project was beset with problems and delays including critical faults with the sprinklers and smoke alarm systems.
In a new book titled Destination Tottenham, Levy revealed the process began in 2001 and there was an incident involving three acres of cannabis with one of their warehouses.
“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,” Levy said to The Evening Standard. “We obviously had to call the police.
“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.”
The venue is still called the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’, meaning there is an untapped source of revenue still to be plugged.
However, Levy admitted he would not rush into a deal just for the sake of appeasing the corporate bigwigs.
“We are only going to do a naming rights deal if we get the right brand, in the right sector, on the right money,” said Levy. “If we can’t meet those three criteria, we won’t do it.
“At the moment, we haven’t found a company that meets all three criteria.
“We are not really close to anything on that at the moment.”