Fans get first look at future home of Spurs
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A new website has launched giving fans the first look at the stadium that is set to replace White Hart Lane in a couple of season’s time. The new site promises to welcome fans to a “world class sports and entertainment destination” by the start of the 2018-19 season. An animated video shows every one of the 61,000 seats across nine floors filled with excited Spurs fans in a stunning new state of the art complex.
Club Chairman Daniel Levy has told the website "Our stunning new stadium design and wider scheme will deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant community benefits – creating a world class sports and entertainment destination for all - and in our birthplace of Tottenham. It will be our new home for generations to come and we want it to be exceptional."
Although the stadium is exciting for fans, it won’t mean anything if the team don’t provide to continue performances that will fill that stadium with cheers from the home fans. The bosses will also be hoping to play as many games for the stadium as possible, so they’ll be eager to make sure they’re involved in as many competitions as possibly. Currently the odds of Tottenham finishing in the top four are evens at bookmakers Betway. The bad news is they’re currently behind five other teams with better odds of qualifying for the Champions League. The better news there’s just under half a season left to change those odds. Of course the odds Spurs fans will really want to pay attention to is how likely they are to win the league outright. Betway currently have odds of 20/1 to lift that trophy, so there’s still hope.
Of course with the joy of saying hello to a new stadium comes with the sadness of having to say goodbye to the home of many memories for Spurs fans. White Hart Lane is one of the oldest in the country, opening just before the 20th century. From the very first 4-1 home win against Notts County in 1899 to last month’s 5-0 victory over Swansea, and of course most recently the 2-0 win over Chelsea, the stadium has seen thousands of great performances from the side. That stadium saw the 1960 team score a record breaking 13 goals in an FA Cup tie against Crewe, and more recently a 9-1 victory over Wigan in 2009.
But fans won’t have far to travel to the new stadium, as it’s currently being built adjacent to White Hart Lane. The footprint of the pitch will be slightly to the north of the current location, but the new magnificent arena will encompass the current site. In fact fans can even watch the new stadium being built from three webcams live streaming the work at the new stadium 24 hours a day. From the looks of it there is already a lot of the infrastructure in place, so the new stadium looks on track to welcoming generations of new Spurs players next year.
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