London: White Hart Lane disappearing while Wembley awaits

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London: White Hart Lane disappearing while Wembley awaits We’re only days away from the end of north-east corner’s demolition at White Hart Lane. Meanwhile up to 90,000 people will be able to attend each of Tottenham’s Champions League games at Wembley.


We’re just 3 weeks away from the Premier League opening, which indeed leaves Tottenham Hotspur days until the end of north-east corner’s demolition. Already now there’s very little left of the two-tiered section, mainly the steel column supporting north stand’s roof. Some of the removed elements, like firehouse and floor paneling of the old boardroom, have been saved to later be included in new stadium museum.

In August this area should be cleared up and secured for safe matchday experience. But, even more importantly, the site will become part of the new stadium’s construction as one of the concrete cores will stand exactly where the north-east corner used to be.

The demolition means White Hart Lane will lose some 4,000 seats compared to the 2014/15, leaving just 32,000 seats inside. This could have been very bad news for the Champions League campaign, but Spurs had already confirmed to host European games at Wembley ahead of moving all of their fixtures to the national stadium in 2017/18.

Now it’s been confirmed that all of Wembley’s 90,000 seats will be available to fans, making it the second biggest of all Champions League stadia used in 2016/17, losing only to Camp Nou.

Fans will be asked to pay a relatively low price for attending CL group games at Wembley. Seeing all three home fixtures is priced at as little as £70 ($92) for lowest category seats. Most vocal supporters are asked to buy book seats in the lower south stand and together try and make the best of Wembley’s size.