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From The NFL Pitch To The Microbrewery - The New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium In Numbers

Tottenham Hotspur's new home opens for business today
Tottenham Hotspur's new home opens for business today

What a night for Tottenham Hotspur as they prepare to begin life in their new stadium.

After months of delays and doubts about whether they’d even play there this season, tonight Mauricio Pochettino’s men will stride out in front of a full house for the game against Crystal Palace.

Spurs had been at White Hart Lane for more than 115 years and the club has taken special care to make sure the essences of their old home lives on at the new venue.

Here’s a look at the new stadium in numbers…


  • No cash will be accepted for any purchase made within the new stadium
  • No plastic straws, stirrers or cutlery will be used at the stadium
  • There’s no cheese room at the stadium - despite what you may have read in the past


  • The stadium has a multi-faith contemplation room in the North West Corner of the stadium
  • Childrens snack boxes include one pack of Match Attax cards
  • All season ticket holders and members received a bag for life to discourage use of plastic bags at the stadium
  • The Tottenham Experience is the largest retail space of any football club in Europe
  • The new stadium has its own microbrewery 


  • The new stadium will open on matchdays two hours before kick-off and stay open two hours after the final whistle in some areas to encourage fans to eat and drink in the venue


  • The new stadium has four giant HD screens inside the stadium
  • There are four new cycle stands at the stadium for fans wishing to travel to the games on a bike


  • The distance from the goal line to the single tier is five metres


  • The new stadium has nine floors. Levels 1 to 5 will be accessible to general admission fans


  • The NFL have a 10-year deal with the new Spurs Stadium to play a minimum of two games there a year


  • The new stadium will have 23 entrance points


  • Minutes to switch to NFL pitch


  • There will be 27 defibrillators at the new stadium


  • The 17,500 single tier South Stand is the largest in the UK and is more than 34 metres high


  • The angle of the stands is set to 35 degrees


  • You can scale the stadium using a glass walkway 40 metres above the pitch and take in stunning views of North London


  • The Market Place features 60 food and drink outlets in the stadium’s South Stand


  • The Goal Line Bar is 65 metres in length


  • The stadium press box has 118 media desks


  • There is room for 120 reporters in the club’s media conference room


  • The new media room has seats for more than 200 reporters and photographers


  • There will be 258 residential properties built as part of the new development as well as schools, a gym and a supermarket


  • The cheapest adult season at the new stadium is £795


  • There are 878 payment points in the stadium which is priding itself as being a cashless venue


  • Stadium architect Populus has designed 1,300 stadiums around the world - including Spurs’ which it has described as the best


  • The stadium has 1600 wireless access points which ensure 100% mobile phone coverage


  • The first plans for a new stadium on the site of White Hart Lane were discussed with the aim of regenerating the wider area.


  • Construction on the new stadium started in summer 2015


  • The most expensive season ticket for the new stadium is £2200


  • White Hart Lane hosted 2,533 competitive games and the centre spot of the old ground can be found in the South Atrium


  • There will be 3000 away seats allocated for Premier League matches


  • Around 10,000 pints of beer can be served a minute because of new magnet-led technology


  • The number of seats in the single tier stand


  • The stadium’s capacity makes it one of the biggest stadiums in Europe and more than Arsenal’s Emirates (60,432)


  • The original cost of the stadium was estimated at £400million


  • In 2017, the cost of the stadium was revised to £750million
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