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Tottenham Hotspur FC
White Hart Lane

Ground Name: White Hart Lane
Capacity: 36,274 (all seated)
Address:
Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London, N17 0AP
Main Telephone No: 0844 499 5000
Main Fax No: 020 8365 5005
Ticket Office:
0844 844 0102
(If calling from overseas:
00 44 208 365 5161)
Team Nickname: Spurs
Year Ground Opened: 1900
Pitch Size: 110 x 73 yards
Shirt Sponsors:
Aurasma
Cup Shirt Sponsors: Investec

Home Kit Colours: White & Navy
Away Kit Colours: Navy & Grey
3rd Kit Colours: Black & Grey Halves

Kit Manufacturers:
Under Armour
Official Web Site:
www.tottenhamhotspur.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
The Spur
Top Spur
My Eyes Have Seen The Glory
Unofficial Spurs

Tottenham-fans.com
North London Pride
We Are Tottenham

 

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Contents

What's White Hart Lane Like?
Future Ground Developments
West And North Stands
(photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
East Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?

North Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
South Stand (photo)
By Train Or Tube
View From The Away Section (photo)
Programme
Local Rivals
Admission Prices

Ground Layout
Fixtures 2013-2014
Stadium Tours
Disabled Facilities
Theobolds Park Hotel
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
White Hart Lane Location Map


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What's White Hart Lane Like?

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! 

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Future Ground Developments

Following an unsuccessful bid to take over the site of London Olympic Stadium, the Club have resurrected plans to build a new stadium adjacent to White Hart Lane. These plans propose a new 56,250 capacity stadium. However, doubts have now been cast over the viability of this scheme, which would cost in the region of 450m. Some artists impressions of how the new stadium might look can be found on the Tottenham Hotspur FC website.

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West And North Stands


  West And North Stands

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?

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.

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East Stand


  East Stand White Hart Lane

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Where To Drink?
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.

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North Stand


  North Stand White Hart Lane

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How To Get There By Car And Where To Park

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.

Map showing the location of White Hart Lane (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: N17 0AP

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South Stand


South Stand White Hart Lane

Special Thanks To Steffen Rogne for providing the three photos above.

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By Train Or Tube
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.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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View From The Away Section (Upper Tier)

View From The Away Section Photo
 
Programme

Official Programme 3.50

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Local Rivals

Arsenal.

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Admission Prices
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, Fulham, Newcastle United, Norwich City, QPR, Southampton and Sunderland.

Category C matches: Reading, Stoke City, Swansea City,
West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic.

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Ground Layout

White Hart Lane
                        Tottenham Layout

For a stadium plan showing the individual block numbers
Then visit the official Tottenham Hotspur website.
 

Fixtures 2013-2014
Tottenham Hotspur fixture list (to take you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Stadium Tours

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 online.

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

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Theobolds Park Hotel

Theobolds Park HotelNestled in 55 acres of picturesque parkland, the manicured lawns and Italian gardens of Theobolds Park create a breathtaking first impression. Theobolds Park is just 10 miles from London, a few minutes drive from M25, and is easily accessible from London by rail and by car. We are the perfect location for all travelling supporters, with 140 en suite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, and car parking.

We are just:
Three miles from Cheshunt Train Station with trains every 15 minutes to London Liverpool Street and 11 miles from the Emirates Stadium.

With rooms from just 19 why not take advantage of this fantastic sporting venue. Just visit the
Theobolds Park Website
, or call 01992 633 375 (please quote 'footygrounds' on booking).
Also follow the hotel on twitter @Theobalds_Park

Record & Average Attendance

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:
2012-2013: 36,067
(Premier League)
2011-2012: 36,026
(Premier League)
2010-2011: 35,704 (Premier League)

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Fans Reviews Of White Hart Lane
Sam Stevenson (West Bromwich Albion) 26/12/13
James Weeks (West Ham United) 6/10/13
Ben Buckingham (Queens Park Rangers) 30/10/11
Tim Pick (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 12/12/09
Martin Hart (Sunderland) 23/08/08
Phil Keane (Wigan Athletic) 26/11/07
Barry Fennell (Newcastle United) 14/01/07

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Hotel Accommodation

If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from White Hart Lane.

Visit their London Hotels and Guest Houses page page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.

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Map showing the location of White Hart Lane, Railway and Tube stations plus listed pubs

 

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Last Updated: 12 March 2014