The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has given final approval for the £400m development of Tottenham Hotspur’s new White Hart Lane stadium.
THFC revised plans will see a new 61,000-seater stadium built on the site of their current home and features a retractable pitch to host not only football, but two American Football games a season. The stadium, which has a current capacity of 36,000, will also host other international sports events and concerts.
Tottenham’s ambitious plans also include new public space to host dedicated events programmes, a 180-bed hotel, sports and health centre and the Grade II listed Warmington House will be transformed into an interactive club museum. There will also be 585 new homes built on the site with a minimum of £48.4m secured from the residential development towards the White Hart Lane stadium improvements.
Londoners will also benefit from a ‘sky walk’ attraction, which will allow visitors to climb the exterior of the south stand allowing views across the capital.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said:
White Hart Lane is already an iconic stadium, steeped in history, and the new venue will not only almost double its capacity, but provide world-class facilities to watch Premier League football, international sports events and concerts in the heart of the capital.
The stadium will also be the focal point of a major drive to regenerate Tottenham, breathing new life into the area, creating jobs and boosting growth.
Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said:
This marks yet another major milestone for this vital and complex scheme and we are grateful to the Mayor for his ongoing support. We remain focused on completing the final stages of the planning process.
This new scheme carries enormous public benefits and will play a key role in kick-starting place change, bringing exceptional opportunities for the local community and wider stakeholders. We are proud to be part of this important step forward for an area that has been our home for more than 130 years and where we shall continue to live and play our part. [Source: Pan Stadia]
The interesting part is the multi sports facility THFC are targeting, especially American Football. The Evening Standard outlined why it’s worth the effort to bring American Football to London, and it is a strategy that will allow Spurs to tap into a new revenue stream.
(images courtesy of The Stadium Guide)