Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
|Cost||£ 800 million|
Description: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur’s plans of building a new stadium date back to early years of the 21st century. A ground for over 50,000 people was to stand partly on the site of White Hart Lane, though mostly north of the legendary stadium.
In 2009, when the club already had parts of the land secured for investment, design by KSS Group was presented to the public, envisaging a 56,000-capacity venue built in phases. Around 60% would have been built without demolishing the older stadium, while remainder only after WHL would have given way.
Unfortunately prolonging disagreement with Archway, company holding central plot of the future stadium, caused severe delays. Finally in 2015 the company was forced to relocate by compulsory purchase order.
At that point enabling works were already ongoing, but it proved in July of 2015 that the final design was already changed completely. New one, with retractable field and capacity increased to over 61,000, was created by Populous.
In its final form the stadium should have been delivered in 2018, forcing Tottenham to relocate to Wembley. Unfortunately, the 2018 deadline proved far too optimistic. Faced with serious issues on the construction site, Tottenham had to postpone opening by nearly a year.
New stadium: Our belated star
No, we weren't waiting for Brexit to finally happen, we simply didn't have the photos required to create a presentation worthy of such stadium. But now that it's here, we're really happy how it's presented.
London: Tottenham agree on stadium debt refinancing
Converting debt into bonds and extending repayment period leaves Tottenham Hotspur with more wiggle room to run their football operations.
Safe standing: La Liga and Premier League have their first railings
Athletic Club and Tottenham made strides between March and April as the first teams in their respective leagues to install safe standing sections. While they differ in scale immensely, both of them are notable!
Fan's perspective: Supporters kept saying just one word, Wow!
How does it feel coming back home after a spell at the national stadium. Well many of us were against the exorbitant prices of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. I spent just over £1,000 for a season ticket for just 19 home Premiership matches. However, we were delayed time and time again, first it was meant to be September, then December and finally we moved.
London: Rugby enters Spurs stadium
Just before opening, the new stadium of Tottenham received a 5-year tenancy by Saracens. The rugby team will hold one exhibition game per season at the 62,000-seater.
London: This time Spurs just have to open
After a prolonged series of failed inaugural dates, several scandals and a ton of gossip, the new Tottenham Hotspur will finally open on March 24, March 30 and April... 3, 6 or 7.
London: Last chance to open by year end?
Tottenham is hoping to open their delayed stadium in mid-December. If this third attempt fails, there will be only one more game left to play in 2018.
London: Turf rolled out at Tottenham
A third of Tottenham's hybrid field is already in place, at least the natural part of it. With 3 days 23 lorries from the Netherlands should deliver the future turf, which will welcome players once the Spurs' new home opens.
London: Spurs' opening slips further away
September was already out of the picture. Now also October is out and even late-November game against FC Inter has been moved to Wembley. Will the new Tottenham stadium open this year at all?
London: Just how much trouble is Tottenham in?
While details on the stadium's progress remain sketchy, Spurs are subject to growing speculation. Unofficial information suggests their new stadium will not be ready until 2019.
London: Spurs stadium struck by new delay
It's already the second missed deadline for Europe's most expensive private project. September opening isn't happening, October also seems uncertain. When will Tottenham's new stadium open its doors?
London: Excessive working hours as deadline looms
Tottenham's new stadium is rushing towards the finish line. It's very exciting to watch, but perhaps excessively tiring to work there. 80 hours per week (and extra time on top of that!) seems too much by any standard.
London: 15,000 faulty seats being removed from Tottenham stadium
They've only just been installed and already have to be removed. As it turns out, 15,000 seats were manufactured with a flaw and need to be replaced. Tottenham assure the operation will not delay the stadium's delivery.
London: Exception for Tottenham, speedy construction
In order to aid Spurs' stadium delivery, Premier League has agreed to allow one more game at Wembley, an unlikely exception to the 'one season, one stadium' rule.
London: Tottenham's deadline, sliding field and microbrewery
Though speculation is still rampant with just over two months left before planned delivery, Tottenham ensures August is still the opening date. Meanwhile, tests of the sliding field are going well and the first stadium microbrewery is on its way.
London: Tottenham's fight against time
With every passing week and no information of opening date, speculation about possible delays will only get louder. Tottenham are reportedly facing opening games of next season at Wembley. Construction pace is impressive, but there's just so little time left...
London: Tottenham reveals the most expensive season tickets ever
Not only unprecedented for Spurs, these are literally the most expensive season tickets in the world. One season for $2,765? Possible only at Tottenham's new stadium.
London: Spurs prepared for big lift
Possibly the most exciting operation of Tottenham's stadium build is finally upon us. All rings of the roof are now complete, cables attached and now we're waiting for strand jacks to begin lifting the cable system into place.
London: Tottenham (again) ask for capacity increase
Europe's most expensive private stadium is once more expected to grow. Again, this won't make much of a difference, but there is no doubt Tottenham will sell out all of the proposed 503 new seats.
London: First tiles decorate Tottenham stadium's facade
While glazing continues, not only glass is arriving at the new Tottenham stadium, First navy blue tiles were laid. While they made headlines, there's of course far more going on in London. After all, opening is expected in roughly 7 months!