Tottenham Hotspur new stadium
Setting a new benchmark for the next generation of stadia, Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is heading into the final stages of construction ahead of the 2018/19 football season.
The new ground will be London’s largest football club stadium with a capacity of 62,062. Placing supporters at its heart, the stadium will be home to a number of innovative design features never before seen in the UK. From a seating bowl that places fans closer to the pitch than any other comparable size stadium in the UK to the 60 plus food and drink outlets, no stone has been left unturned to create a venue that redefines the stadium experience.
The design of the stadium bowl optimises the atmosphere created, ensuring the Club maintains its tradition of having one of the most atmospheric homes in British sport. The comfortable modern seating will offer generous leg-room and uninterrupted views of the pitch. There are four giant HD screens, the largest in the UK, and a state-of-the-art sound system.
The generous and open concourses are bathed in natural light from extensive glazed areas with contemporary polished concrete floors made using aggregate from White Hart Lane. Fans will see an unrivalled standard of finish using materials such as brushed steel, copper, European oak and quartz.
With an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world’s most iconic sporting and entertainment venues, global architecture and design firm Populous was tasked with creating the stadium.
Tom Jones, Senior Principal at Populous, commented:
“Tottenham were certainly very receptive to lots of different ideas and new ideas. We’d obviously benchmarked some of the more recent stadia both in the UK and around the world but I think it’s fair to say we’ve been challenged to go beyond what’s been done before which is both an exciting and challenging brief to have.
“Some of our ideas, like the tunnel club, sky lounges and the single tier south stand, are examples of where the club has allowed us to really push the boundaries and redefine the stadium experience. Sports venues are not just competing with other sports venues but they are also competing with the high street, leisure buildings, hotels and top end restaurants.”
The single-tier south stand is the largest in the UK. It is more than 34 metres in height and will help recreate the famous White Hart Lane atmosphere. The Market Place, a street food-style emporium in the South Stand, will be central to a revamped hospitality experience for general admission fans. The Market Place will take inspiration from London’s vibrant street food market scene, boasting a range of diverse menus along with traditional fan favourites.
At the rear of The Market Place in the South Stand is the 65 metre Goal Line Bar that runs the entire length of the goal line. Craft beer will be brewed on-site in Tottenham’s very own microbrewery and served from the unique and atmospheric tap room.
“On the premium side, there’s a lot more variety of spaces and offers than the traditional stadium. Boxes and club seats are where stadia had developed in recent times whereas here we’ve got the tunnel club and sky lounges with panoramic views of the city. Instead of having the same routine on a match day, you have lots of different opportunities to vary the match day experience.
“If you’re coming with corporate guests one week you might want to upgrade to some of the top end restaurants but if you’re coming with family the week after you might want more of a buffet style experience. There’s a greater flexibility in the choice of the premium offers.”
While construction on these premium suites is carried out, supporters interested in purchasing suites, lounges or seats have been able to get exclusive previews thanks to a virtual reality suite created by Soluis. The SPVRS programme is also available as an app which allows fans to sample a taste of what next season will offer.
To find out more the more the new stadium and to follow its progress during the months of construction, please visit new-stadium.tottenhamhotspur.com.