Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Guide)

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is located in north London and replaces the club's previous stadium, known as White Hart Lane. The facility has a capacity of 62,303,which makes it one of the largest stadiums in the Premier League and the largest club stadium in London. It is designed to be multi-purpose and features the world's first dividing, retractable football pitch, which reveals a synthetic turf pitch underneath for NFL London Games, concerts, and other events.

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The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is located in north London and replaces the club's previous stadium, known as White Hart Lane. The facility has a capacity of 62,303,which makes it one of the largest stadiums in the Premier League and the largest club stadium in London. It is designed to be multi-purpose and features the world's first dividing, retractable football pitch, which reveals a synthetic turf pitch underneath for NFL London Games, concerts, and other events.

The construction of the stadium was initiated as the centerpiece of the Northumberland Development Project, which was supposed to catalyze a twenty-year regeneration plan for Tottenham. The project covers the location of the now-demolished ground of White Hart Lane and areas that are adjacent to it. In 2007 the project was conceived and announced in 2008, but the plan was revised a few times, and the construction of the stadium, beset by disputes and delays, did not start until 2015. The stadium opened on April 3, 2019, with a ceremony before the first Premier League game held at the stadium.

The name "Tottenham Hotspur Stadium" is not permanent, due to the intention being to sell the naming rights, so that it will be named after a sponsor.The stadium is sometimes referred to as New White Hart Lane by fans and some in the media

History

As with any new football field, the real history of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is not written yet. What can be said that the venue was given the go-ahead as the centerpiece of the new Northumberland Development Project was designed for renovating the Tottenham area for the next two decades. The idea behind the new ground was first mooted in 2007 and given the go-ahead the following year. Still, numerous changes were implemented to the design before plans were put in motion to get it built. Construction plans began in earnest in 2015, with White Hart Lane being demolished after the 2016-2017 season and the new stadium being constructed after that.

In 2013 the club confirmed the overall plans for the new stadium and even announced plans to make it a multi-purpose venue. Two years later, a deal was reached with the National Football League in the US to see some American football games played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with two matches a year planned for ten years. The global architectural company Populous was in charge of the final design of the new ground, with the construction of parts of it getting underway before White Hart Lane had even been demolished. Spurs played their home games at Wembley while the destruction of one ground and the construction of the other was taking place.

Spur's first game in the new stadium was a weeknight Premier League London derby under the lights, against Crystal Palace. The home club won 2-0 with Son Heung-Min becoming the scorer of the first-ever competitive goal in the stadium. Lucas Moura scored the first hat-trick in the ground the next home game against Huddersfield in a 4-0 win. They also beat Manchester City 1-0 in the first Champions League match played there, a quarter-final first leg.