5 things you may not know about Spurs’ New Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur finally have their new home. The £1 billion project was completed on April 3rd of this year after the demolition of the iconic White Hart Lane in 2017. Housing over 62,000 spectators, it’s now one of the largest stadiums in the country. It’s not just a stadium though, it’s a technological leader in its field, with the world’s first retractable pitch being just the tip of the iceberg.
The colossal South Stand
The south stand behind the goal is the largest single-tier stand in the country. Commonly known around the world as a ‘kop’, the single-tier stand holds 17,500 fans and the stand has an incline angle of 34 degrees meaning supporters are right on top of the field of play.
Never short of beer
The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the first stadium in the world to have its own microbrewery on site. The brewery, overseen by Tottenham based brewing company Beavertown will produce over 1 million pints of craft beer a year and has the capacity to pour 10,000 pints a minute.
Gascoigne’s legacy lives on
The iconic golden cockerel was recreated for the new stadium, standing at 4.5m high which is nearly twice as big as the original cockerel that stood at White Hart Lane. The original had a few scratches and scuffs which have been replicated in the new statue which also includes dent marks that were caused by Paul Gascoigne from his time at the lane. Gazza had actually shot the old statue with an air rifle according to Spurs historian John Fennelly causing a couple of dents to the cockerel. It only seemed right to include these minor details in the bodywork of the new statue which stands aloft the South Stand.
You’ll soon be able to abseil off the South Stand
Tottenham are set to open the Sky Walk experience really soon. Fans will be able to walk across a glass walkway, up in the gods of the South Stand, 40m above the pitch. If that’s not daunting enough, you’ll then get a bird’s eye view of the idyllic London skyline before abseiling from the stadium roof to ground level. This one certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted.
The stadium houses a Michelin star restaurant, bookable through our hospitality packages. The H club offers fine dining for fans, where they can enjoy a Michelin star caliber dining experience alongside club legends on Players’ table. All food is prepared on view too, for your viewing pleasure.