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Pitch being laid at Spurs’ new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur have begun laying the turf for the pitch at their new stadium.

Work to lay the new pitch is expected to take three days.

The grass surface has been prepared in Holland, with members of the club’s groundstaff based there over the past eight weeks to ensure the pitch was in optimum condition ahead of its arrival in London.

The hybrid stabilised turf, reinforced by polypropylene strands, is similar to the pitch the club played on at White Hart Lane.

The turf is being brought to the UK in 23 refrigerated lorries over the course of the next three days.

Each strip of turf is cut at 2.4m wide x 12m long, with each roll weighing approximately 1.5 tonnes.

The rolls will be lifted and laid by specially designed machines to accommodate the weight.

No date has yet been set for the opening of the stadium.