White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur

The White Hart Lane (German: " alley to the White deer " ) is the football stadium of Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham in north-east London district. It holds 36 230 spectators and opened in 1899.


After the completion of Tottenham Hotspur moved into the stadium, which is often only called by the fans The Lane. The first game was won 4-1 against Notts County in front of 5,000 spectators. In 1923, the stadium was expanded to 50,000 covered seats, in March 1938 even visited 75 038 spectators an FA Cup game of the Spurs against Sunderland. The place in 1953 was equipped with floodlights, which were renovated in 1970.

In the late 1980s, was the current West Stand, the West Stand, built the project, however, was so badly organized that the project was completed too late and the cost is much higher than expected initial what the club plunged into a serious economic crisis. The East Stand at the Worcester Avenue is a three-tier grandstand, designed by the London architect Archibald Leitch in the 1930s and was last renovated in 1990.

In the 1990s, the current South Stand at Park Lane was completed and erected the first video screen, two of which are now available on each box. Finally, in 1998 became the member state, the North Stand, renovated the last of the four stands and completed. Thus, it is today at the White Hart Lane to a typical in England, pure football stadium, that is, the ranks start right on the sidelines. Meanwhile, also is in the arena to a full -seater stadium.

New White Hart Lane

On 31 October 2008 the club announced that the Northumberland Development Project of construction of a new neighborhood is planned north of the existing stadium. This is again a pure football stadium with 60,000 seats. The project is connected with a museum of clubs, shops, housing, the new headquarters of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and public space. The first public exhibition of the plans took place between the 14th and 18th November 2008.

Furthermore, the President of Tottenham Hotspur, Daniel Levy, has announced that the name of the previous stadium should not be maintained. Instead, to the naming rights, as with most current European stadium new buildings are sold most likely due to a sponsor.

After the Northumberland Development Project, which also provides for the construction of a variety of other buildings next to a stadium, was criticized by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment ( CABE ) due to lack of stringency, the Hotspurs made ​​after a Masterplan to, the construction of the but still will allow. The future adjoining the White Hart Lane construction project is to be used not only during the home games of the club, but its the whole year of use. For this reason, shops, hotels, restaurants, offices and living rooms as well as public spaces and museums are created in addition to the 56,250 seater stadium also.

The investment of about 400 million pounds in the future figurehead of North Tottenham are also far-reaching benefits for society and a revival of the region are generated. In addition to an economic boom due to the arrival of visitors and their spending in addition to numerous jobs, are long term in the emerging commercial space, created both during construction as. In addition, the lying to the west of the future stadium road will be expanded. Of particular importance to the planners was the use of energy-saving, environmentally friendly and sustainable and renewable technologies. For example, 40 percent less carbon dioxide will be discharged as permitted currently.

For the club was, of course, that one holds on to the traditional homestead in Haringey and thus continues a 126 -year tradition. The design of the stadium is to be characterized by flowing lines of the exterior trim, a curved roof and the club colors of the Hotspurs. Above all, the stadium atmosphere is to be maximized. To this end, the audience is closer than in any other comparable large stadium sit from the UK to the field. The viewers of lower rank are only eight meters from the exterior or the goal lines. Moreover, the mood of the fans through the special shape of the stadium is to be kept inside. For the fans, the stadium is with more legroom and easier access enable more comfortable seats than the old homestead.