Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Capacity: 36,274 (all seated)
Address: Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London, N17 0AP
Telephone: 0844 499 5000
Fax: 020 8365 5005
Ticket Office: 0844 844 0102 (If calling from overseas: 00 44 208 365 5161)
Pitch Size: 110 x 73 yards
Club Nickname: Spurs
Year Ground Opened: 1900
Shirt Sponsors: AIA
Kit Manufacturer: Under Armour
Home Kit: White and Navy
Away Kit: Black and Yellow

East Stand
East Stand
North Stand
North Stand
South Stand
South Stand
West and North Stands
West and North Stands
View From The Away Section
View From The Away Section

I have always been a great fan of White Hart Lane ever since my first visit way back in 1987. It has always been one of my favourite grounds in London to watch a game. It is totally enclosed which really adds to the overall look of the stadium and can make for a great atmosphere. Both ends have huge 'Jumbotron' video screens, built into the roof, which are a unique feature. All the stands are two-tiered with a row of executive boxes situated along their middle. Only the East Stand on one side has a couple of large supporting pillars (which can be forgiven considering that the stand dates back to the mid 1930's), otherwise there are no obstructions to your view. A television gantry is also suspended from beneath the roof of this stand. Opposite is the West Stand which was opened in 1982. Although much newer compared to the East Stand, it is its older neighbour that takes the eye, with the famous emblem of the Club, the gold coloured Cockerel sitting proudly on its roof. Another unusual feature of the stadium is the Police Control Box suspended underneath the roof in the South West corner, looking like some kind of UFO! 

The Club have announced that they are to build a new 58,000 all seater stadium, on the existing White Hart Lane site. However additional land near to the ground is also required as the foot print of the existing White Hart Lane ground is not large enough to accommodate the new bigger stadium. The Government had approved the compulsory purchase of the necessary land adjacent to White Hart Lane, however this now faces a challenge in the High Court from some affected landowners who wish to see this decision overturned. The club had hoped to commence building works in 2016, with a view to the the new stadium opening in time for the start of the 2017/18 season, however in view of the legal challenge, this is now likely to be put back. If the new stadium does go ahead then the Club will be required to groundshare for one season whilst construction takes place. It is believed that the new stadium will cost in the region of £450m. It features a large single tiered home end. Some artists impressions of how the new stadium might look can be found on the Tottenham Hotspur FC website.

Away fans are housed in one corner of the ground in between the South & West Stands, where up to 2,900 supporters (if demand requires it) can be accommodated, in the lower and upper tiers. If you have a ticket for the upper tier then prepare yourself for quite a climb to reach the away area. You are though rewarded with a great view of the action from this section and the leg room is ample. The facilities in this modern stand are above average. On the downside there is little space between the away and home fans. As you would expect there is plenty of banter between the two, but the stewards tend to take a tougher line on the away support. On my last visit a number of fans were ejected from the ground, plus there were repeated warnings to away fans to remain seated. 

One strange aspect of sitting in the upper tier is seeing the Police Control Box directly above you, where a number of uniformed faces can be seen peering down on the away supporters. Although I have not personally experienced any problems at White Hart Lane, it may be wise to exercise caution around the ground and you may consider keeping colours covered. Expect to be searched by stewards on entry to the away section.

Due to a number of pubs going out of business in the area around the ground, the choice for away fans is now rather limited. Simon Hornby informs me; 'The best place for away fans to get a drink is the Harringey Irish club on the Pretoria Rd which is opposite White Hart Lane station. It has two large bars showing Sky Sports, offers reasonably priced food and you can also park there for £10'. Dean Palmer adds; 'When you get off the train at White Hart Lane, go straight out of the metal gates and walk straight down the road in front of you. After a couple of hundred yards there is a car park on the left hand side, and the social club is in there. There are always a few away fans in there, and kids are also allowed in there too'. 

Tim Pick a visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers fan adds; 'We drank at the Elmhust on Lordship Lane, which is about a ten minute walk away from the ground. It is large mock tudor style looking pub with 4 or 5 Sky Sports screens. There were home fans and away fans in colours mixing with out any problems. Prices were okay too (for London)'. Carsie a Spurs fan from Belfast recommends; 'The Three Compasses which is situated in Queen Street (behind Middlesex University), which is a five minute walk from White Hart Lane Station'. 

It may be an idea to drink in Central London before the game and then take a train to White Hart Lane Station. There is a Wetherspoon outlet at Liverpool Street Station from where you get the train to White Hart Lane. If you decide to take the long walk from Seven Sisters tube station to the stadium, then there are a number of pubs along the way. 

Steve Dobson adds; 'I also suggest that visiting fans with a thirst for real ale, consider catching the train from Liverpool Street and stop off at Hackney Downs to visit the Pembury Tavern. Good beer and quality food. From there it is only 10 minutes on the train to White Hart Lane. The pub is only a couple of hundred yards from Hackney Downs station on Amhurst Road'. The pub which is featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide has no less than 16 real ales on offer! The question is, will you still then make it to the match?

Inside the ground alcohol is served in the refreshment areas. This is in the form of plastic bottles of Carlsberg (500ml). But please note that alcohol is not served in the away section at half time.

Leave the M25 at Junction 25 and take the A10 towards Enfield. Continue on the A10 through Enfield and at the roundabout with the Northern Circular (A406), turn left onto the A406 (Sterling Way). Turn right into Fore Road (the A1010) which becomes the High Road and you will come to the ground on your left.

On street parking is virtually non-existent around the stadium on matchdays as a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is in operation which means that only local residents who have a parking permit and blue badge holders can park legally. The perimeter of the zone is up to a mile from the ground and this has led to some private car parks near to the stadium charging up to £15 for the privilege. If you do park around the area, make sure that you take notice of the advisory parking notices attached to lamp posts, as otherwise you may find that you car gets towed away.  

Post Code for SAT NAV: N17 0AP

White Hart Lane Station is the nearest to the stadium, which is only a few minutes walk away. It is served by trains from Liverpool Street. Located at Liverpool Street is a handy Wetherspoons pub, plus a cornish pasties outlet opposite. Richard Crouch adds 'The best station to get to White Hart Lane from is Northumberland Park. Come out of the station and cross the road and you are in Park Lane. It is a ten minute stroll to the ground'. 

The nearest London Underground station is Seven Sisters which is on the Victoria Line. The ground is about a twenty minute walk away, but there are plenty of buses running up Tottenham High Road to the ground. Chris Knibs informs me; 'Although there are plenty of buses, not many of them go past the ground. Those that do mostly have numbers that end in a 9, so take 149, 249, 279 or 349. You can also get a normal overground train from Seven Sisters to White Hart Lane station. For travelling across London by public transport I recommend planning your journey ahead with the use of the Travel For London Plan your journey website.

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Common with most Clubs, Tottenham operate a category system (A, B & C) for matches whereby tickets cost more for the most popular matches (Category A). Concessions are  normally only available in the North Stand.

Home Fans:

West Stand Upper Tier: Adults £81 (A), £58 (B), £47 (C)
West Stand Lower Tier: Adults £71 (A), £54 (B), £44 (C)
East Stand Upper Tier: Adults £71 (A), £54 (B), £44 (C)
East Stand Upper Tier (Restricted View): Adults £59 (A), £47 (B), £39 (C)
East Stand Lower Tier: Adults £61 (A), £45 (B), £40 (C)
East Stand Lower Tier (Restricted View): Adults £48 (A), £39 (B), £35 (C)
South Stand Upper Tier: Adults £54 (A), £41 (B), £37 (C)
South Stand Lower Tier: Adults £48 (A), £37 (B), £32 (C)
North Stand Upper Tier:
Adults £54 (A), £41 (B), £37 (C), Over 65's £31 (A), £24 (B),  £22 (C), Juniors £28 (A), £22 (B), £20 (C)
North Stand Lower Tier: Adults
£48 (A), £37 (B), £32 (C), Over 65's £28 (A), £21 (B),  £19 (C), Juniors £25 (A), £19 (B), £17 (C)

Away Fans: 

South Stand Upper Tier:
Adults £54 (A), £41 (B), £37 (C) South Stand Lower Tier: Adults £48 (A), £37 (B), £32 (C)
Normally no concessions are made available to away fans, but check with your own Club first. 

Category A matches: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham United

Category B matches: Aston Villa, Everton, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton and  Sunderland

Category C matches: Burnley, Crystal Palace, Hull City, Leicester City, Stoke City, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion.

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Record Attendance:

75,038 v Sunderland, FA Cup 6th Round, March 5th, 1938.

Modern All Seated Attendance Record:

36,274 v Arsenal Premier League, October 2nd, 2011.

Average Attendance:

2013-2014: 35,808 (Premier League)
2012-2013: 36,067 (Premier League)
2011-2012: 36,026 (Premier League)

For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the  Level Playing Field website

The Club offer regular tours of the stadium, (except on matchday weekends, plus the day before and after a week day fixture). The cost of the tour is Adults £16, Over 65's £11, Under 16's £9. Family tickets (2 Adults + 2 Children) are available if booked in advance for £42. Tours can be booked via the ticket office on: 0844 844 0102 or book online

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Thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the ground layout diagram of White Hart Lane.

 

Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 8pm
Billy Mallett (Doing the 92)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

I always look forward to visiting new grounds and I had heard a lot of good things about White Hart Lane. I was looking forward to watching the likes of Lennon, Townsend and Trippier (for Burnley). Although this was a FA Cup match, it was an all Premier League tie and I was looking forward to seeing the standard of football that was hopefully going to be served up. I was expecting the football to be slightly different to my home grown team Oxford United.
 
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I decided to go by train from Oxford as I didn’t trust the roads into London, especially midweek at rush hour. I went onto Nationalrail.co.uk and it seemed relatively straight forward to get out to Tottenham from Central London. From London Liverpool Street it was a journey time of around 20 minutes to White Hart Lane. I then followed the hoards of fans on the short walk to the stadium. There were a lot of stewards and stadium guides on standby which made me feel very welcome. I think more stadiums should have these guides. Overall my journey was a lot more easier than anticipated.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

I arrived 20 minutes before kick off so didn’t bother with any pre match drink. I didn’t see many pubs on my walk to the ground anyway. There was however a lot of the usual burger vans on offer with short queues so I decided to get a pretty average and expensive cheese burger (£3.80). There were also spurs shops selling flags and scarves etc but I didn’t stop to investigate.

I was wearing my Oxford hat which attracted attention from the locals but they were friendly and I had a nice chat with a few.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

My first impressions was will the game live up to the stadium. The away end is situated in one of the corners next to the main singing contingent of the home fans which creates a great atmosphere. The top tier can be opened to away fans if they bring enough numbers. It is a modern stadium, which I prefer, and has two big screens at the top of the stands each end of the ground. I was in the East Stand lower on the half way line and I had a great view. I was so close to the action that at one point I even caught the ball!

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The game was great entertainment. Burnley had been 2-0 up through a great lob and a deflected free kick before Spurs pulled one back all in the first 10 minutes. Lots of entertaining and fluid football with plenty of chances (mainly for the home side). Spurs eventually turned it around to win 4-2 in the second half. Even though the ground wasn’t full, there was a great atmosphere between home fans and the fairly sizeable away contingent. 

The stewards were polite and willing to help anyone who asked. I attempted getting a drink at half time but quickly gave up after seeing the size of the queue. The facilities were average and similar to most grounds but very clean.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

I was a bit late getting out the ground after the game and walked the long way round the stadium to the station. When I got to the station there was a huge queue for trains and I feared the worst. But it moved very quickly and I was on the train home before I knew it. However I would expect the queues to be horrendous on a Saturday with a bigger crowd. They might want to put more trains on.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

This was ground number 60 of my 92 and one of the most enjoyable. It was a last minute decision to go and I’m glad I made the effort. Very nice ground with nice fans and I would recommend visiting White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion
Premier League
Thursday 26th December 2013, 3pm
Sam Stevenson (West Brom fan) 

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):  

I had never been to White Hart Lane before. It is always nice to go to a new ground, shame West Brom seem to have been away on more than their fair share of Boxing Days recently.  And with both teams having recently sacked their managers, I felt it was a good opportunity for us to get a result.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?  

We drove, and parked very easily (for a tenner) in the Tottenham Community Sports Centre almost opposite the ground.  It was probably easy because we arrived too early! Very simple access for away fans from this car park.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?  

I was with my parents, so ate some sandwiches in the car and listened to the Hull vMan Utd game on the radio. Saw the away coaches arrive, no 'trouble' on the road and happily walked to the ground in my colours.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?  

Looked quite modern, very narrow turnstiles (I'm not that big, but it was a real squeeze) then quite a climb up to the upper tier. Had a couple of drinks in the concourse before the game (£3.50 for a 500ml bottle of cider). Pretty good view, although we were right in the corner (near Adrian Chiles).  Decent Baggies support, other three (four) sides were almost full, the stand to our right had two or three large pillars that would have blocked some people's view.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..  

Referee gifted Spurs a free kick which they scored from, we equalized very soon afterwards and probably edged the first half.  Second half was more even, our keeper was the busier and we probably held on in the end. A fair result. Spurs fans were quiet in the first half, but better in the second half.  Baggies fans loud all game.  

The stewards were exceptionally friendly and fair.

Everyone from the ticket checkers and security outside the ground to those 'watching' us during the game.  Don't remember seeing any police: they almost weren't needed. Big congratulations to Spurs for the quality of the stewarding!

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:  

Disaster!  Almost an hour to leave the car park:  to be fair there was a sign warning that the exit would be closed until the away supporters coaches had left. But we were still not moving 30 minutes after that.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:  

A good day out, a decent ground and a vital point for the Baggies.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Premier League
Sunday 6th October 2013, 4pm
By James Weeks (West Ham United fan) 

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be)

Well, being a member at West Ham, games like Spurs and Chelsea away are normally sold out before Members can touch them, so hearing it would reach our goodselves, I could hardly resist. It was also going to be a new ground for my 92 count, so that added to the excitement.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking? 

We caught the 10:26 from Exeter to London Paddington, which took just 2 hours 7 minutes meaning we had some time to spare, but after eating we took the tube to Liverpool Street and then the Greater Anglia service to White Hart Lane. After leaving the station its a short 10-15 minute walk to the ground, on a busy match day just follow the numerous amounts of fans and you'll get there soon as the ground is visible upon arrival.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Because we suffered a loss of the tickets, we needed to pick up duplicates at the ticket office which was right outside the away end. There's a lot of nice looking food trailers around the ground which I couldn't ignore. The Spurs fans around us were pretty nice blokes and didn't make us feel intimidated or out of place. However, once we reached the area by the away section, the looks we were getting weren't so friendly, whether this was because of the whole Anti-Semitic incident last season or just because of the rivalry I wasn't sure.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

From the outside I was a little impressed. It towered above the near by houses and shops and stuck out remarkably. Because we were row Y of the upper tier (right at the back) we had a very good view of the stadium, which struck me as quite a strange ground, with four stands that had been filled to each side, giving it an enclosed but individual look. It did look smart.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

I tucked into a Burger and a coke which was the best meal I've ever had at a Football ground before, the Burger was superb and the two cost around £6, maybe a bit hefty. The game began and the first half was very poor, chances a few from both sides. A well worked free kick saw Nolan fire just wide but apart from that it was a bit of a damp squib. 0-0 would be a brilliant result if we could hold on, but we didn't hold on to a 0-0. Corner came into the box and a header from Reid struck Nolan who was stood on the line, prompting a man in front to say some words I'll never forget, "Nolan you're useless!! You can't do anything right-" before he could finish, Reid had put in the rebound and bodies flew everywhere, down the aisles, over chairs, in faces, drinks in the air... Then, Vaz te scored and the scenes were repeated again, and then again after an incredible solo goal from Morrison. The atmosphere was unreal and as the whistle blew, the ground was empty apart from the 3,200 Irons in the corner, celebrating a mind blowing 3-0 win!

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Joining the Police Escort we hopped on a train to Liverpool Street, crammed inside the small carriages the atmosphere was incredible, the hundreds singing whilst getting off the train at Liverpool Street made the day, the noise was electric and the whole day was summed up.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Very nice ground, best day of my life and the best away end I'll ever experience, I'd highly recommend visiting WHL if you're a travelling fan, the food is exquisite and if you have half the day we did, you'll have a ball. Definitely will be visiting in the future. 

Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers
Premier League
Sunday October 30th 2011, 4pm
By Ben Buckingham (QPR fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

The previous Sunday, QPR had won their biggest league fixture for over 15 years by beating our biggest rivals Chelsea 1-0 at Loftus Road. The whole club has been on a massive high and as fans we have never felt so proud supporting QPR. Neil Warnock has brought that feeling back for our supporters and heading to Tottenham for the first time in 15 years was going to be a big challenge. This was going to be our biggest test of the season as Spurs were on great form and had won six of seven games prior to this fixture.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

As for any London game, the tube is probably the best bet rather than sitting in hours of traffic going through Central London and with so many parking restrictions near stadiums these days, it is probably not worth the hassle of going by car. We set off from Hillingdon station at 1pm, the three of us Clive, Mark and myself. After kissing my 20 month old daughter Laila goodbye (in her new QPR shirt, thanks to Uncle Ian) we only had a 30 second wait for a met line train. Our plan was to head to Liverpool Street and jump on the overground train to White Hart Lane (instead of going via the Victoria Line and walking 20 minutes from Seven Sisters). The entire journey took over an hour and a half which did seem to drag slightly, this was with a 15 minute turnaround at Liverpool Street. My Twin brother (Ian) and his Thai (girlfriend) were the usual highlight of conversations! It was a simple 5 minute walk to the stadium from White Hart Lane station and was hassle free grabbing a programme en-route and admiring the  surroundings.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Heading to this part of London we didn’t fancy venturing into any local pubs so we decided to head straight into the ground. I actually rank the Tottenham area as bad as going to Luton or Rotherham away – it is an awful place. It is grey, dirty and generally a place you don’t really want to be. The Tottenham High Road must have had 10 kebab shops that we passed and it just looked like a dump in general. We wasn’t tempted with the ‘Tottenham Family Kebab shop’ either! There wasn’t any hassle with the Spurs fans at all and we went straight into the upper tier for away fans. I wouldn’t go as far as saying the home fans were friendly, but there wasn’t any bad feeling.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The stadium actually doesn’t look overly impressive approaching it. The North Stand structure looks very bizarre on walking to the ground with the roof structure looking a bit out of place. Approaching the ground from White Hart Lane station it isn’t clearly visible and you basically walk the length of the West Stand to get into the away end. We opted for the upper tier tickets and the view from this section was fantastic, well worth the extra £5. We were in the closest block to the West Stand so looking straight ahead was looking into the South Stand. The whole stadium has a great look but isn’t like a typical new stadium bowl which is a good thing. Every side you look at has something different about it and is very impressive. One of the nicest stadiums on the inside I have been to! The upper tier does feel very steep but the view is excellent. One thing I found very odd was the lack of segregation in the stadium, it was literally a small wall between home and away fans on both sides with very few stewards, this must be different for high profile games.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

The atmosphere I thought would have been better with a bit more banter from the home fans. I know QPR aren’t a big London derby now for Spurs but the home fans were a bit too quiet. The QPR fans were in good voice and quite rightly singing over and over about our 1-0 victory over Chelsea (which some South Stand Spurs fans applauded). I went for the pie and beer deal for £6.50 and the balti pie was very good and the Carlsberg was freezing cold which was a nice surprise and there was no queue either. The toilets were ‘a bit slippery under foot’ at half-time. The stewards were fine in the upper tier but I heard they didn’t control things very well in the lower tier and a lot of our fans were stood in the gangways. 

As for the match – this to be fair was a Spurs masterclass! Just had to sit back and accept that man for man Spurs had such quality and were playing some amazing football. We were disappointed with how QPR started the game and we were 2-0 down at half-time. A couple of changes and formation at half time and we scored early on giving Spurs a scare. With 20 minutes left Gareth Bale scored a stunning goal with some brilliant link up play with Van der Vart. It ended 3-1 to Spurs but we were proud with how Rangers fought back and didn’t lay down and die. 

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

We stayed to applaud the Rangers players and it took ten minutes to get outside. The fans were all mixing and didn’t see any problems. We walked back down the delightful Tottenham High Road to get back to White Hart Lane station. When we arrived at the station the queue seemed never ending and we thought we would be there forever. We walked back up to the road (White Hart Lane) which is the road the station entrance is on. A tip for fans doing this in future – cut down Whitehall Street as you will approach the back of the queue this way, instead of walking all the way around and past the entire queue. It took 45 minutes to get back to Liverpool Street where we grabbed a Samosa and cold drink to keep us going! (as we were wasting away!). The whole journey from Hillingdon to White Hart Lane return cost only £4.50 due to not swiping oyster cards on the overground which was a touch...I arranged for my lovely wife to meet me at West Harrow around 8.15pm and said goodbye to the boys who continued back to Hillingdon. 

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out

Definitely a stadium worth visiting and it was one of the best internally I have seen. I can see why Spurs want to move away from White Hart Lane though as they need a bigger stadium. Tottenham is a horrible place and I think we made the right call not looking for a pub before the game. If it was a normal Saturday kick-off we would have given ourselves more time for a beer at Liverpool Street. Disappointed with how QPR started the game but pleased we fought back and made a good game of it and our fans were excellent once again. The travelling time to London grounds makes the day feel so much longer than it should be, over 2 hours from North East London to North West London is ridiculous – I did Doncaster to Hillingdon in just two hours 2 seasons ago (with speed restrictions on the M1)...crazy! Onto Stoke away in a few weeks...

Updated 15th February 2015

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