Tottenham’s new London stadium nearing completion

source: press release

Tottenham’s new London stadium nearing completion Many of the seats have already been installed, but perhaps the most exciting part of all is right out in the middle. The drone footage clearly shows the three-part retractable football pitch, with the NFL pitch visible beneath it. This is truly a venue for the new millennium.

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A press release accompanied by a selection of photographs and drone footage shows that Tottenham’s £850 million stadium project is getting close to completion. The North London club has confirmed that while its new 62,000 capacity home will not be ready for the start of the 2018/19 season, it will host some trial events in August, in readiness for its first home match when Spurs take on Liverpool on 15 September.

Cutting edge facilities

The new stadium, the formal name of which is confirmed to be simply Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will be a centre for sporting entertainment in the broadest sense. Fans will have a range of modern facilities to enjoy, including an 86 metre long bar and bookmaker facilities throughout to take full advantage of the latest William Hill betting offers that have been reviewed by Sportytrader. The facility also contains an in-house micro brewery and even a bakery, meaning it will genuinely be able to boast the freshest beer and snacks of any stadium in the world!

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium© Tottenham Hotspur FC

Progress to date

The images released show that progress has accelerated dramatically over recent weeks. The exterior structure and roof are almost complete, with only a few panels still to be installed. Equally promising is the fact that the whole area is now looking less like a construction site and more like a premier sporting arena.

Many of the seats have already been installed, but perhaps the most exciting part of all is right out in the middle. The drone footage clearly shows the three-part retractable football pitch, with the NFL pitch visible beneath it. This is truly a venue for the new millennium.

There’s no place like home

Spurs fans have felt a little like footballing refugees since White Hart Lane closed the door on its old stadium for the last time in an emotional final game a little over a year ago. Since then, they have played their home games at Wembley Stadium. It’s one of the showpiece venues in world football, but to the Tottenham faithful, there’s no place like home, and they can’t wait for the new stadium to be fully operational.

They will have to hang on just a little longer, however. The original plan was to have the facility ready for the first match of the new season. However, their opening home game of the season, against Fulham, will be at Wembley. They then have two away fixtures, against Manchester United and Watford, and in mid-September, the strains of “football’s coming home” will be heard throughout the north London suburb.

More than just football

As soon as the doors are ready to open, those who have invested so many millions into this project will be eager to see it generating returns. For this reason, it will be far more than just Tottenham Hotspur’s home ground.

The venue has a clear aim of becoming the UK’s premier location for NFL games, and on 14 October, it will host a regular season game between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks. With its specially created playing surface beneath the retractable football pitch and its dedicated NFL changing rooms and media room, the ground is able to offer far more compelling facilities than rival venues Wembley and Twickenham.

The stadium will also host a range of music events over the coming months. Tottenham’s Executive Management team believe that it will fill the gap between the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium and the 20,000 capacity O2 arena.

With all the events that are scheduled and envisaged, experts predict that the new stadium will generate something close to £300 million a year. If those figures are true, the entire project will have paid for itself inside three years.

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