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Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in league of its own

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is beginning to take shape and with around 18 months until it opens, the club has revealed more details of the facilities that will be on offer, including the exclusive suite areas.

Set to open in 2018, London’s largest capacity football club ground will feature a retractable grass field for Tottenham Hotspur home fixtures with an artificial surface underneath that will be multi-use and capable of hosting NFL matches, concerts and other high-profile events.

The club said it aims to revolutionise the matchday experience and set a new benchmark for premium offerings in sports and entertainment venues.

Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, said:

We believe our new stadium will redefine sports and entertainment experiences. We have travelled to some of the best venues in the world to ensure no stone is left unturned in order to deliver experiences that are unparalleled for all our visitors.  It will provide the world-class facilities our players and fans deserve and bring much needed regeneration to the local area.

The wide choice of premium suites, new style lounges and seats available including the first purpose-built glass-walled Tunnel Club in the UK which will allow lounge guests to see the inner sanctum with a behind-the-scenes view of the players’ tunnel, while also enjoying the action from player-spec ‘Recaro-style’ seats, located behind the First Team technical area.

Helping to launch the new offerings, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino seemed amused by the idea of the Tunnel Club. He said:

It will be dangerous. A lot of things will happen there.

Should things get too to of hand, however, there is the option to block of the Tunnel clubbers view by turning the glass opaque.

Meanwhile, the H Club, an exclusive Members’ Club, will offer a range of Michelin star calibre dining experiences including the opportunity to dine at the chef’s table or with Club legends on a privately hosted table.

Two tickets in the H Club will cost an eyewatering £30,000 per season, plus a £30,000 membership fee.

For those looking for something truly bespoke, Suite holders will be able to define their experience and design their private suite to their own personalised requirements.  Use of these suites will not just be confined to matchdays, with all the required technology available for these spaces to be used as a London work base on non-event days.

Contemporary Super Loges will feature for the first time in a UK stadium and are therefore expected to be extremely popular as they provide the intimacy of a private dining experience with access to a Members’ lounge bar for networking.

Situated on level nine of the stadium, the Sky Lounge will offer a relaxed and informal experience surrounded by panoramic views both within and outside the stadium.

Premium guests will enjoy state-of-the-art stadium seating with heated seats and USB ports for ultimate comfort and connectivity.

In addition, the new development will be home to what is believed to be the longest general admission bar in a UK stadium (86.8 metres).

The venue will also include the world’s first stadium micro-brewery and in-house bakery. The brewery will allow for the production of one million pints of craft beer a year.

A new beer delivery system will also enable delivery of up to 10,000 pints per minute.

The onsite bakery will produce artisan breads and pastries for every food outlet in the stadium, ranging from general admission areas to boxes.

With a capacity of more than 61,000, the Club has placed the fan experience and stadium atmosphere at the heart of its designs in collaboration with stadium architects, Populous.

A 17,000 single tier stand, the largest in the UK, will generate ‘a wall of sound’ coupled with a tight atmospheric bowl ensuring spectators are closer to the pitch than at any other comparable ground in the UK with uninterrupted views for all at every event.

The Club is also working with one of the world’s top acousticians, who also manages the acoustics of U2’s concerts, to optimise the sound within the stadium bowl and ensure the Club maintains its tradition of having one of the most atmospheric homes in British sport.

The stadium has been designed with technology within the fabric of the building enabling a truly connected experience for all visitors. Alongside the inclusion of geo-location technology, this will open up endless possibilities to enhance service and tailor experiences for each guest. Furthermore ticketless entry will ensure swift access at turnstiles and fast payment options will enhance service at refreshment kiosks.

Images courtesy of Tottenham Hotspur FC