The Premier League giants have been planning their new £1 billion White Hart Lane stadium for more than a decade, and have been waiting the best part of a year to enter their new home after delays hit the original entrance date of last September.
679 days after the final game at White Hart Lane, and six months after the initial opening date, the first test event were held at the 62.000-seat arena as Spurs’ U18 side beat Southampton 3-1. 28.987 lucky fans attended the landmark event, which saw J’Neil Bennett score the first goal at the ground.
These days we have found out some surpirses and novelties about the new White Hart Lane. One impressive feature that has just emerged recently, it has been revealed that the new stadium will include dog toilets. Disabled fans will be able to take their assistance dogs to two corners of the stadium to relieve themselves.
Moreover, the stadium will include a unique ‘Sky Walk’ visitor attraction that allows fans to climb the exterior of the stadium up to 40 metres high, and it’ll be open 365 days per year, with a museum, banqueting and retail facilities open to the public.
Designed by global architecture firm Populous, the new attraction can accommodate over 62.000 people and features a 40-metre climbing wall, hotel, and multiple dining outlets. The structure, which took three years to complete, also has a retractable pitch with an astroturf field to host National Football League (NFL) games.
First match against Crystal Palace
The first-ever Tottenham match inside the ground is scheduled to be against Crystal Palace on April 3. After the first test event, where Spurs’ U18 side beat Southampton 3-1, a Tottenham ‘Legends’ team will go up against Inter Forever on March 30 in front of what is expected to be a crowd in the region of some 45.000. Pochettino’s squad algo will face ManCity in UCL.
“We all feel the same, so excited”, he said. “I got the same feeling when we left White Hart Lane on the last day, we were crying and now in the first day in the new stadium we feel the same emotion. We need to cry because our dream became true”, Mauricio Pochettino said.