After the closure of White Hart Lane at the end of the 2016/17 season, Tottenham Hotspur have been playing their games at the national stadium, Wembley, as their new stadium is built directly where the old one stood in what is an £850million development.
Until naming rights are won, the ground is to be called the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium however the overall project is known as the Northumberland Development Project and includes 579 new homes, a hotel and other new buildings including a college.
The stadium is on target to host Spurs for the 2018/19 Premier League season, though as a contingency chairman Daniel Levy has asked the Premier League for permission to play the first three games of the league season away from home in case the stadium is still unfinished.
Now that NFL London is an established fixture in the UK every year, at least two games per season of American Football will be played at the new stadium with the NFL even investing £10million in this project.
To be able to play host to various sports as well as music concerts, there will be a retractable grass field with a second artificial surface underneath. The pitch will also be larger than the one at White Hart Lane at 105 metres by 68 metres, standard dimensions for European football and with the very best drainage and airflow.
The planned capacity for the new stadium is around 62,000 in total. A single-tier South Stand will play host to fully 17,000 people, all of them home fans naturally.
The various stands and tiers are not all named as yet, but the South Stand, known as the Home End, is the one under most focus given its single tier system creating a wall of sound, the front row seats being only 5 metres from the pitch, an end inspired by Borussia Dortmund and to some degree Liverpool’s Kop End too.
Away Fans At The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Visiting supporters will be allocated the standard 3,000 seats for away games and will be sat in the north east corner of the stadium. Allocations may differ for European games.
It’s hoped that ticket prices won’t rise too much upon the opening of the new stadium, current Premier League prices for Tottenham home games ranging from just £20 right up to £75 per person, though concessions are of course offered.
Package prices are not available as yet for all suites and lounges, however the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will boast a Sky Lounge and the Tunnel Club which may be priced at as much as £19,000 per person per season. A glass wall alongside the tunnel will mean diners and drinkers seeing the players up close as they come out to play.
The H Club is described as the best members’ club available while there will also be the longest general admission bar in the UK at 86.8 metres long. The bar will also have several self-service beer pumps to help cut down on queuing.
How To Get To Tottenham Hotspur
Driving from the north, take the M11 motorway to junction 4, heading along the North Circular Road before turning left onto High Road where the stadium will be in full view.
From the south and west of the stadium head up the A503 or the North Circular Road. Various trains, buses and the Tube will provide close access to the new stadium as with White Hart Lane.