What's White Hart
|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!
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.
|West And North Stands|
|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
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
|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'.
|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.
Map showing the location of White Hart Lane (at the bottom of this page).
Special Thanks To Steffen
Rogne for providing the three photos above.
|By Train Or Tube|
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.
travelling across London by public
transport I recommend planning your journey ahead with
use of the Travel For London Plan your journey website.
Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
|View From The Away Section (Upper Tier)|
Official Programme £3.50
|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
a stadium plan showing the individual block
Hotspur fixture list (to take you to
the BBC Sports
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.
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Record & Average Attendance|
|Fans Reviews Of White Hart Lane|
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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|Map showing the location of White Hart Lane, Railway and Tube stations plus listed pubs|
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