Capacity: 90,000 (all seated)
Address: Empire Way, London, HA9 0WS*
Telephone: 0344 499 5000
Ticket Office: 0344 844 0102**
Stadium Tours: 0800 169 9933
Pitch Size: 105m x 68m
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: Spurs
Year Ground Opened: 2007***
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: AIA
Kit Manufacturer: Nike
Home Kit: White and Navy
Away Kit: Navy and Light Blue
Third Kit: Light and Dark Green
With the Club building a new 61,559 all seater stadium, on the existing White Hart Lane site, then the Club will play all their competitive home matches at Wembley Stadium for one season. It is expected that the new White Hart Lane Stadium (or whatever it ends up being called in a likely corporate sponsorship deal) is scheduled to open for the start of the 2018/19 season.
With the Club successfully playing a number of Champions League and Europa League fixtures at Wembley Stadium last season and attracting crowds in excess of 80,000, then it seemed logical for the Club to take up residence whilst their new stadium is being built. Not have the club chosen to play in the largest stadium in the country, in terms of capacity, but in my mind the best also in terms of design and facilities.
The most striking external feature of the stadium is ‘The Arch,’ towering some 133 metres above it. It comprises of white tubular steel that can be seen from many miles away in the local area. It looks particularly spectacular at night when it is lit up. Outside the stadium is a statue of England World Cup Winner Bobby Moore.
The Club have recently announced that they will continue to play their home games at Wembley Stadium until the end of 2018, but have refrained from announcing an opening date for their new 62,060 all-seater stadium. It had been hoped that the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be ready for mid-September 2018, but this has been delayed due to safety systems failing, which are being addressed. The first home fixture in 2019 is the visit of Manchester United on January 13th which would be an attractive fixture to open the stadium. But before this could happen further test events would need to be held at the stadium, and the relevant safety certificates awarded before the stadium can fully open.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was originally believed to be costing in the region of £450m, however reports suggest that it has risen, be almost doubling this figure since then. The news stadium features a large single tiered home stand at the South End, which with a capacity of 17,500, which will be the largest in Britain. The stadium also has a fully retractable grass pitch, which will have an artificial surface below. The artificial pitch will be used for American NFL matches, music concerts and other events. You can view live webcams of the construction on the new stadium website.
Tottenham left their White Hart Lane home at the end of the 2016/17 season and it was anticipated that they would be away for one season, but this will now be stretched to a season and a half at least. Plus the escalating costs of the new stadium must be putting a strain on the Club's finances.
Thanks to Arjan Wijngaard for sharing the photo below of the new stadium building work outside White Hart Lane, which was taken in September 2018. Visit his Football Shirts website, where he shows his huge collection.
Below is a video shot in early October 2018 and shows the stadium from the lower West Stand.
The above video was produced by Matt Daniels and made publicly available via YouTube.
Away fans are housed in the South East corner of the stadium in the lower tier. Although the stadium has a capacity of 90,000 only 3,000 tickets will be made available for Premier League games to visiting supporters, which is compliant with League rules. For Cup games then further blocks in the lower tier of the South Stand extending around towards the half line may also be allocated.
Most English football fans look forward to a trip to Wembley and this should be no exception. For some, this will also be quite a novelty this season to see their team play a league or cup game on the hallowed turf. The facilities within the stadium are excellent and the concourses spacious. On the concourses, they also have betting facilities, programme kiosks as well as a number of flat screened televisions. There are plenty of food and drink outlets available, meaning that queues never seem to get too long. There is a range of Pies on sale including Steak and Ale, Chicken Balti and Bombay Vegetable (all £4.30). There is also an offer of a Pie and a Pint of beer for £9, The views inside of the game going on are generally good and the leg room adequate. Add in an excellent PA system and some of the largest digital screens in the country, then the stadium may well be rocking!
The designated pub for away supporters is the Green Man, which is located on Dagmar Avenue on Wembley Hill. For many years this pub has been a popular venue for fans visiting Wembley Stadium and is around a 15-20 minute walk away. The pub also offers parking which is free for coaches, but minibuses cars are charged £20 and £15 respectively, these should be pre-booked. See the Green Man Hotel website for more details and location map. Although there are plenty of other pubs and bars around Wembley, most of these do not admit visiting supporters. Otherwise, it may be an idea to plan to drink in Central London before the game or at a pub located near to one of the tube stations such as Harrow-on-the-Hill, that are on the same tube line to Wembley.
Near to the stadium is the London Designer Outlet which has a number of eating places such as TGI Fridays, Frankie & Benny’s and Nando’s, which also serve alcohol. Beer is also available to buy within Wembley Stadium itself in the form of pints of Carlsberg Lager (£4.95), Somersby Cider (£4.95) and Tetley's Bitter (£4.50).
Wembley Stadium has been labelled as a 'public transport' destination, meaning that there is limited parking available at the stadium itself and there is also a residents only parking scheme in operation in the local area. The pricing and availability of stadium parking varies per event. More information and bookings can be made on the official Wembley Stadium Parking website. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near Wembley Stadium via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
The stadium is well signposted from the end of the M1 & M40. Basically the stadium is just off the A406 North Circular Road.
From the M1:
At the roundabout at the end of the M1, turn right onto the A406 (North Circular/West Wembley). Continue along the A406 for a couple of miles and then after crossing a metal suspended bridge, you will pass a McDonalds on your left. At the traffic lights with an Ikea Store on one corner bear left onto Drury Way. Keeping the Ikea store on your right go straight across the next two roundabouts. You will pass a Tesco petrol station on your right and then at the traffic lights turn left into Grand Central Avenue (B4557). The stadium is at the end of this road.
I would recommend parking at one of the tube stations at the end of the Metropolitan line such as Uxbridge, Hillingdon or Ruislip or at Stanmore on the Jubilee line and then take the tube to Wembley Park.
London Underground tube map (takes you to the Transport For London website).
Zeelo are running direct coach services for home fans travelling to Wembley Stadium. With the busy queues at Wembley Park Station, Zeelo offers a hassle free service straight to the Wembley gates. Travel in a comfortable coach, with a guaranteed seat and soak in the atmosphere with other fans. This family-friendly service has special rates for seniors and children with prices starting from as little as £12 return.
Check the Zeelo website for more details.
The nearest London Underground station is Wembley Park which is around a ten minute walk from the stadium. This is served by both the Jubilee & Metropolitan lines, although it is best to take the latter as it has less stops. Wembley Central is slightly further away from the stadium and has both rail & underground connections. This underground station is served by the Bakerloo line, whilst the railway station is on the London Euston-Milton Keynes line. The nearest train station is Wembley Stadium which is on the London Marylebone-Birmingham line.
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.
Booking train tickets in advance will normally save you money! Find train times, prices and book tickets with Trainline. Visit the website below to see how much you can save on the price of your tickets:
Common with most Clubs, Tottenham Hotspur operates a category system (A, B & C) for matches whereby tickets cost more for the most popular matches. Category A prices are first shown below with Category B & C prices in brackets.
North & South Stands (Middle Tier): Adults £95 (A) £80 (B) £70 (C), Concessions £38 (A) £32 (B) £28 (C)
North & South Stands (Lower Tier Centre): Adults £75 (A) £55 (B) £45 (C), Concessions £30 (A) £22 (B) £18 (C)
North & South Stands (Lower Tier Wings): Adults £70 (A) £50 (B) £40 (C), Concessions £28 (A) £20 (B) £16 (C)
North & South Stands (Lower Tier Outer Wings): Adults £54 (A) £45 (B) £35 (C), Concessions £22 (A) £18 (B) £14 (C)
North & South Stands (Upper Tier): Adults £48 (A) £45 (B) £35 (C), Concessions £20 (A) £18 (B) £14 (C)
North Stand (Rear Upper Tier): Adults £45 (A) £40 (B) £30 (C), Concessions £18 (A) £16 (B) £12 (C)
North Stand (Rear Upper Tier Wings): Adults £35 (A) £30 (B) £20 (C), Concessions £14 (A) £12 (B) £18 (C)
West & East Stands (Middle Tier): Adults £70 (A) £60 (B) £50 (C), Concessions £28 (A) £24 (B) £20 (C)
West & East Stands (Upper Lower Tier): Adults £54 (A) £45 (B) £35 (C), Concessions £22 (A) £18 (B) £14 (C)
West & East Stands (Lower Tier): Adults £52 (A) £42 (B) £32 (C), Concessions £21 (A) £17 (B) £13 (C)
West & East Stands (Upper Tier): Adults £45 (A) £40 (B) £30 (C), Concessions £18 (A) £16 (B) £12 (C)
Middle Tier Stadium Corners: Adults £75 (A) £65 (B) £55 (C), Concessions £30 (A) £26 (B) £22 (C)
As per an agreement with all Premier League Clubs, away fans will be charged a maximum price of those shown below for all League games:
Over 65's £19
Under 18's £17
Concessions apply to Over 65's/Under 18's.
For a block seating plan of Wembley showing the relevant price categories please visit the official Tottenham Hotspur website
Official Programme £3.50
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
At Wembley Stadium:
85,512 v Bayer Leverkusen Champions League, 2nd November 2016
This is the highest ever attendance recorded by an English Club for a home match.
At Wembley Stadium
2017-2018: 67,953 (Premier League)
At White Hart Lane
2016-2017: 31,639 (Premier League)
2015-2016: 35,776 (Premier League)
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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8pm
Rene Vassallo (Neutral Maltese Groundhopper)
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth
Saturday 14th October 2017, 3pm
Thomas Inglis (Neutral visiting Dundee United fan)
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth
Saturday 14th October 2017, 3pm
Paul Sheppard (AFC Bournemouth fan)
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* The club postal address is: Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 0AP
** If calling from overseas: 00 44 207 998 1068
*** Wembley Stadium was originally opened in 1924. That stadium was demolished in 2000.