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A new stadium for Tottenham: July 2013 update
It has been nearly a year since the official Tottenham Hotspur website published an update on the new stadium plans, leaving many fans confused and in the dark on the stadium’s progress. However behind the scenes, there has been reassuring progress and some forms of construction have already begun. It is important to remember, the Emirates Stadium opened in 2006, a full 7 years after the first announcement regarding a new stadium from Arsenal.
For those who have visited White Hart Lane over the past 6 months will have seen the construction begin on the adjoining Sainsbury’s supermarket, as well as the clearing of land to the north of the stadium. Hoardings have surrounded the site, displaying images of the stadium design.
However, as the new stadium will partially take the place of the existing White Hart Lane, fans are asking how they will be effected as the construction progresses.
In an 2008 booklet, Tottenham Hotspur outlined a four stage plan for the construction of the new stadium. Phase 1 will see the new stadium partially built in the land north of White Hart Lane. Phase 2 will see the North Stand taken down out of season and the new stadium’s pitch will be laid.
Phase 3 will see the partially completed new stadium in use for one full season while the remainder of White Hart Lane is completely demolished. Finally, phase 4 will see the new stadium completed out of season for use in the following season.
In 2010, it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur were looking at the possible use of Wembley or a ground-sharing deal with West Ham. Following the Olympic Stadium fall out, the latter seems highly unlikely. However it was recently report that Spurs had enquired to the FA regarding the use of Wembley to avoid the use of an incomplete stadium as seen in phrase 3.
The construction plan is similar to that of Athletic Bilbao’s new stadium, as seen in this image.
Despite the lack of official news, it is clear that work is progressing regarding the new stadium. The folks at SkyScraperCity.com discuss the project and share the latest news daily.
You can find the SkyScraperCity.com forum thread here.
You can find the 2008 booklet in PDF form here.
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