Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Capacity: 62,303 (all seated)
Address: 782 High Road, London, N17 0BX
Telephone: 0344 499 5000
Ticket Office: 0344 844 0102*
Pitch Size: 115 x 74 yards
Pitch Type: Grass***
Club Nickname: Spurs
Year Ground Opened: 2019**
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: AIA
Home Kit: White and Navy
Away Kit: Navy Blue
Well, it may have been late opening and come in over budget, but the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been worth waiting for. To say that it is fantastic, would be an understatement. With a capacity of 62,303 it is the second largest stadium in the Premier League. Not only is its size impressive, but the design and quality of build too. Plus the stadium has been built very much with the fan experience in mind and it boasts some great facilities, that are already the envy of other clubs.
Walking along the High Road, then from the outside, the stadium has very much a modern look with a large glassed frontage and metallic coloured cladding. There are large LED screens too on the external walls, adding to the overall feel and look. Also noticeable on the sides of the stadium are large open flaps, which I assume are to allow more to get through to the pitch.
Inside the stadium, you can’t help notice its large imposing curved roof that sweeps around the ground. Although essentially a bowl design, the new Spurs stadium offers something a little different. The main West Stand on one side and the East Stand opposite, are very similar both being four-tiered. Both have a large top and lower tier, with two smaller tiers sandwiched in-between. These two smaller tiers are mostly for corporate hospitality areas. Above the tiered areas below the roof, there is a glassed fronted area running along the length of the stands, that I assume is also used for corporate guests. The West Stand is the 'Main Stand' having the team dugouts situated out front. At the North End (or Paxton End as it is also known), the stand is three-tiered, whilst opposite the club have built the single largest stand in the country. Although this stand has just two tiers, it has a staggering 17.500 seats, in 82 rows and is an impressive sight. Each of the top tiers of the stands is semi-circular in look. Above the South Stand mounted on the roof is a large gold coloured cockerel. Very impressive looking too are the four large video screens, one situated under the roof in each corner.
Away fans are housed in the lower tier of the North East corner of the stadium, where up to 3,000 fans can be accommodated for Premier League matches. A much larger visiting allocation of up to 9,000 can be made available for domestic cup ties. For these matches visiting fans will be housed in the same area of the stadium but over the three tiers. The leg room in this area and views of the playing action are generally good, with fans being located close to pitchside. However towards the end of the season, away fans may find that the sunlight shines directly on that part of the ground, so some shades or a cap may be required.
Entrance to the stadium is gained by first going through a security cordon at Gate 11, where tickets are checked. Then fans are to go through a metal detector (the type of which you would see at an Airport) and are subject to a pat-down search. Lastly, tickets are presented at the automatic turnstiles, for the barcode on the ticket to be read to get inside the ground. Please note that the club operates a strict policy for bringing bags into the stadium. Any carrier bags must be clear of colour and be no more than 30cms long and 30cms high. Whilst only personal bags that are A4 in size or smaller (maximum 21cms x 30cms) will be allowed. The Club do not operate a bag drop off or creche facility, so if arriving with a bag larger than these dimensions you may find yourself with a real dilemma. The gates open to the stadium two hours before kick off.
Inside the stadium, you are presented with a stylish looking concourse, that also has a number of television screens dotted around. The facilities are generally very good and even the toilets are quite 'posh' by football ground standards. The 'Tap Inn' refreshment area offers a range of pies including the Tottenham Signature Pie (£3.50), Chicken Tikka Pie (£4.50) and other Pies including a vegetarian option (£3.50) and Sausage Rolls (£3.50). No cash is accepted inside the stadium, only cards, so make sure you take a bank card with you.
With the stadium roof quite high above the away fans section, it may be difficult for visiting supporters to really make themselves heard within the stadium, but we shall wait and see. Visiting supporters for Premier League matches will be pleasantly surprised to find that standing rails are in place along each row of seats. These are in place if and when legislation is changed to allow Premier League Clubs to have areas of 'safe standing.' However in the meantime the club a little ironically has a strict no 'persistent standing' rule, so don't be surprised if you have stewards telling you to sit down if you are standing. Also although the stadium has cost a small fortune to build, they didn't include padded seats as standard, so MK Dons still have one over on this stadium… Still, overall it is an excellent venue and one that should be quite a spectacle on matchdays and have a good atmosphere. You can also enjoy a pre-match light show for evening kicks offs.
One other positive is that the stadium has been designed with the modern fan in mind and has free high capacity Wi-Fi available, including all major networks. Simply select on your mobile phone Wi-Fi settings the network called ‘Stadium_Guest.’ After you have accepted the Club's terms and conditions, you will then be connected.
Most pubs in the area of the stadium are for home fans only with doormen present. The Haringey Irish Centre on Pretoria Road which is opposite White Hart Lane station has a large hall set aside for away fans, shows Sky Sports and the food and drinks are reasonably priced. You can also park at the Irish Centre, but I believe it costs £20 per car. Dean Palmer adds; 'When you get off the train at White Hart Lane, go straight out of the metal gates and walk straight down the road in front of you. After a couple of hundred yards, there is a car park on the left hand side, and the social club is in there. There are always a few away fans in there, and kids are also allowed in there too'.
There is also the Antwerp Arms on Church Road which normally has a good mixture of home and away fans. This community-owned pub serves real and enjoys a pleasant position, looking out over Bruce Castle Park. It is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and serves beers from the nearby Redemption Brewery.
The nearby Compass Industrial Estate has a number of units brewing beer that open up their doors on matchdays. Each has a small bar and are only a 5-10 minute walk from the away turnstiles and close to where the away coaches are parked. On Tariff Road there is the Tottenham Brewing Company, which houses 3 craft breweries; Watling Street Beer, Trial & Error and Oddly. It is family-friendly and hot dogs are also available to purchase. On West Road is the One Mile End Brewery and around the corner from there are the Redemption Brewery and the Bohem Brewery (the latter specialising in brewing Bohemian Lagers).
It may be an idea to drink in Central London before the game and then take a train to White Hart Lane Station. If getting the overground train there from Liverpool Street Station then there is a Wetherspoon outlet called the Hamilton Hall which is popular with football fans.
Alcohol is available inside the ground in the form of Amstel Lager (£4.50 per pint). You get to see it poured in front of you in just three seconds. The new stadium has an American system whereby the plastic glass is placed on a machine and is filled up from the bottom. When the server lifts the filled glass a magnetic disk sticks to the bottom, sealing it tight. Ingenious! However don't be tempted once you have the beer in your hand to push up the magnetic disk at the bottom, as it will empty all over the floor quicker than it was poured! Other alcohol drinks available include bottles or cans of Heineken Lager, Bulmers Cider, Guinness, Wine plus Craft Ale from the stadium's own brewery called Beavertown (£4-£5.50). Martin Holtom informs me; 'Me and my mate had a pint of draught lager each at £4 per pint at halftime. Very nice actually. Please be advised that if you buy bottled beer the staff will not give you the bottle even though they are plastic. Instead, they decant the contents into a plastic glass. The guy in the queue in front of me bought 10 (yes ten!) bottles of Budweiser which took almost all of halftime to decant/serve. I was almost dying of thirst while I waited for my turn!' Please note that if you appear to be under 25 then you may be asked to produce ID to purchase alcohol.
Steve Dobson adds; 'I also suggest that visiting fans with a thirst for real ale, consider catching the train from Liverpool Street and stop off at Hackney Downs to visit the Pembury Tavern. Good beer and quality food. From there it is only 10 minutes on the train to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The pub is only a couple of hundred yards from Hackney Downs station on Amhurst Road'. The pub which is featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide has no less than 16 real ales on offer! The question is, will you still then make it to the match?
Zeelo is running direct coach services for home fans travelling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With the long and crowded tube or tiring drive, Zeelo offers a hassle free service straight to the stadium. Travel in a comfortable coach, with a guaranteed seat and soak in the atmosphere with other fans. This family-friendly service has special rates for seniors and children. Check the Zeelo website for more details.
Leave the M25 at Junction 25 and take the A10 towards Enfield. Continue on the A10 through Enfield and at the roundabout with the Northern Circular (A406), turn left onto the A406 (Sterling Way). Turn right into Fore Road (the A1010) which becomes the High Road and you will come to the stadium on your left.
There is no parking available at the stadium itself for supporters and a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is in operation on matchdays, which extends up to a mile away from the ground. Within this zone, only local residents who have a parking permit and blue badge holders can park legally. The perimeter of the zone is up to a mile from the stadium and this has led to some private car parks near to the stadium charging up to £20 for the privilege. If you do decide to park away from the stadium then make sure that you take notice of the advisory parking notices attached to lamp posts, to ensure you are outside the CPZ Zone, as otherwise, you may find that your car gets towed away.
White Hart Lane Railway Station is the nearest to the stadium, which is only a few minutes walk away. It is served by trains from Liverpool Street. However visiting fans are being encouraged instead to use Northumberland Park Station, which is over beyond the side of the ground that the away fans are housed. It is only a ten minute walk away. On exiting the station cross the road and proceed along Park Lane. On reaching the stadium turn right and the entrance to the away supporters turnstiles is far down on the left. Northumberland Park is served by trains from Stratford.
The nearest London Underground station is Seven Sisters which is on the Victoria Line. The ground is a good 30-35 minute walk away, but there are plenty of buses running up Tottenham High Road to the ground. On leaving Seven Sisters take exit 1, which leads up and out to the relevant bus stops. Chris Knibs informs me; 'Although there are plenty of buses, not many of them go past the ground. Those that do mostly have numbers that end in a 9, so take 149, 249, 279 or 349. You can also get a normal overground train from Seven Sisters to White Hart Lane station. For travelling across London by public transport I recommend planning your journey ahead with the use of the Travel For London Plan your journey website.
As per an agreement with all Premier League Clubs, away fans will be charged a maximum price of those shown below for all League games:
Over 65's £19
Under 22's £22.50
Under 18's £17
Official Programme £3.50
The Club have commenced with the building of a new 61,559 all seater stadium, on the existing White Hart Lane site. Works are well underway in the area behind the North Stand and the North East corner of the White Hart Lane ground, has also been demolished, however the Spurs team will continue to play there for the 2016/17 season. Full works will commence in May 2017, with a view to the the new stadium opening in time for the start of the 2018/19 season. This will mean that the Club will play their homes games next season at Wembley. It is believed that the new stadium will cost in the region of £450m. It features a large single tiered home end, which with a capacity of 17,500, will be the largest in Britain. The artists impression (on the right) of how the new stadium might look, as well as others and more detailed information about the overall scheme, can be found on the Tottenham Hotspur FC website. You can also view live webcams of the construction.
With the building works being undertaken on the new Stadium, the Club have elected to play their Champions League home ties this season at Wembley Stadium, rather than at White Hart Lane. I think it is likely that the Club will use Wembley Stadium for all their home matches for the 2017/18 season whilst their new White Hart :Lane Stadium is being built.
However, by staging this season's Champions League games at Wembley Stadium, this will allow the Club to judge whether the fans will be happy with such a move, before making the groundshare formal for next years. Visit our Wembley Stadium page for more information and stadium photos.
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For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
The Club offers regular guided tours of the stadium on most days. The cost of the tour is Adults £30, Concessions £27 Over 65's £11, Under 16's £15, Under 5's Free. You can book your tour via the Tottenham Hotspur website.
The Club have received permission from Haringey Council to add a total of 151 seats to the North and South Stands. This will increase the overall capacity of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to 62,213.
At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:
61,104 v Chelsea
Premier League, 22nd December 2019
At Wembley Stadium:
85,512 v Bayer Leverkusen Champions League, 2nd November 2016
This is the highest ever attendance recorded by an English Club for a home match.
At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:
2019-2020: 59,384 (Premier League)
At Wembley/New Stadium:
2018-2019: 54,216 (Premier League)
At Wembley Stadium
2017-2018: 67,953 (Premier League)
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tour Video was produced by Roobenstein and made publicly available via YouTube.