Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Please note that for the 2017/18 season, Tottenham Hotspur will play all their homes games at Wembley Stadium whilst their new stadium is being built on the existing White Hart Lane site. Visit our Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium page.

Capacity: 31,500 (all seated)
Address: Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Rd, Tottenham, London, N17 0AP
Telephone: 0344 499 5000
Fax: 020 8365 5005
Ticket Office: 0344 844 0102*
Pitch Size: 110 x 73 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: Spurs
Year Ground Opened: 1900
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: AIA
Kit Manufacturer: Under Armour
Home Kit: White and Navy
Away Kit: All Navy Blue

East and South Stands On Matchday
East and South Stands On Matchday
West Stand
West Stand
South Stand
South Stand
North Stand
North Stand
East Stand
East Stand
External View
External View
New Stadium Preview

The building of the new White Hart Lane Stadium is progressing well, but it is now at the stage where it is impacting on the existing ground. Up to now the works have been carrying on behind the North Stand, but during the Summer a corner of the stadium in-between the North and South Stands, has been demolished, as can be seen in the photo below. This has resulted in the capacity of White Hart Lane being reduced by around 4,000. This area is required to construct one of the six concrete cores, for the new stadium and this should start to materilaise during the new season, so the ground will now have a rather odd look in that area. This 2016/17 season will be the last played at the present White Hart Lane ground as the rest of the ground will be demolished. The Club will groundshare for the 2017/18 season whilst the new stadium is being built. 

White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur

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!

New White Hart Lane Stadium

The Club have commenced with the building of a new 61,559 all seater stadium, on the existing White Hart Lane site. Works are well underway in the area behind the North Stand and the North East corner of the White Hart Lane ground, has also been demolished, however the Spurs team will continue to play there for the 2016/17 season. Full works will commence in May 2017, with a view to the the new stadium opening in time for the start of the 2018/19 season. This will mean that the Club will play their homes games next season at Wembley. It is believed that the new stadium will cost in the region of £450m. It features a large single tiered home end, which with a capacity of 17,500, will be the largest in Britain. The artists impression (on the right) of how the new stadium might look, as well as others and more detailed information about the overall scheme, can be found on the Tottenham Hotspur FC website. You can also view live webcams of the construction.

With visiting supporters housed in the opposite corner to where the building works are taking place, then they are largely unaffected by the new construction.

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 Road 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 £15'. 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)'. Jonny Laybourn informs me; 'Away fans not wearing colours should be fine at both; the Antwerp Arms on Church Road (5-10 minutes walk from the away end) and the Beehive on Stoneleigh Road (10-15 minutes walk away). Also near to Bruce Grove Station (turn right out of the station and along on the right) are two pubs more or less next door to one another, called the Elbow Room and the Ship. The Elbow Room is for home fans only, but the Ship normally allows visiting supporters. It is then about a 15 minute walk up Tottenham High Road to White Hart Lane.

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), costing £4.20 each. 

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 Railway 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 a good 30-35 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: 

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:

Adults £30
Over 65's £19
Under 18's £17

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

Category B matches: Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Southampton, Sunderland and Watford.

Category C matches: Bournemouth,  Burnley, Hull, Middlesbrough, Stoke City, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion.

Official Programme £3.50

Tottenham Hotspur fixture list (to take you to the BBC Sports Website).

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

Record Attendance

At Wembley Stadium: 85,512 v Bayer Leverkusen
Champions League, 2nd November 2016 (This the highest ever attendance recorded by an English Club for a home match).

At White Hart Lane: 75,038 v Sunderland, FA Cup 6th Round, March 5th, 1938.

Average Attendance

2016-2017: 31,639 (Premier League)
2015-2016: 35,776 (Premier League)
2014-2015: 35,728 (Premier League)

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Special thanks to my friend Douglas Bagley for providing photos of White Hart Lane for this page.

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

The New White Hart Lane Preview Video was produced by Guardian Football and made publicly available via YouTube.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
Premier League
Sunday 2nd October 2016, 12.15pm
Stephen Welch (Manchester City fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting White Hart Lane?

It was a top of the table clash and nice to be watching City in England after visiting Swansea and Celtic in the previous week!

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

Very straight forward, no hold ups on the motorways; M6, M1 then the A406, but came back after the game via the M25. Found some street parking on Selby Road, which as this was a Sunday, it was free to park!

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

We went to the Haringey Irish Centre with all the other Blues but getting served was a joke. There were about four people serving hundreds so you had to double up your order. £3.90 for a pint of lager but the food was just warmed up chips.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away en d then other sides of White Hart Lane?

As usual very neat stadium, although part of the far end was missing due to the construction of the new stadium.

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

Spurs were worthy of their 2-0 win and City weren't really in it. Stewards were fine, didn't taste the food inside as I usually find them overpriced. Stood near the home fans so we were getting plenty of flak coming our way, but banter in the main.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Usual hold ups getting away but nothing serious really.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Could have been better with the right result. Didn't encounter any trouble on the day.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Premier League
Saturday 27th August 2016, 12.30pm
Stijn (Liverpool fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting White Hart Lane?

As an international fan, it isn't quite easy to get tickets to away games, so it was a nice chance to support the team away from home and closer to where I actually live (Belgium). And because it was our last league game at the Lane, I was looking forward to just experience it at match day (had been there once at a non-match day, while visiting London).

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

We parked our car a few miles away from the ground and took the tube to Seven Sisters. All went quite easy and fast, but the walk from Seven Sisters to the ground can be a long walk if the weather's bad (which was not the case on our late August trip!).

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Had a traditional pre-match meal (fries and a burger) and a drink in a pub called The Antwerp Arms. We had our Liverpool shirts on, but that didn't seem to be a problem to the many home fans who were inside. Most of them just ignored us, but they weren't hostile either.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of White Hart Lane?

White Hart Lane is what a traditional, proper football ground should look like; a bit old fashioned designed, close to the pitch, compact, a bit intimidating. Pretty good view from the away end! Shame it will be gone at the end of this season, glad I had the chance to experience it one last time.

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

Getting a 1-1 draw at the Lane should please us mostly, but with the game in mind and coming back from a disappointing 2-0 loss at Burnley the week before, we were a bit disappointed not to have won the game. Big parts of the game I thought we were slightly the better side, especially in the first half. We took a deserved lead with a well taken James Milner penalty just before half time. When Sadio Mané's goal was called off with the closest offside call ever I really thought we were going to roll over them. So it was a bit disappointing we lost the grip on the game in the last 20 minutes and to see Spurs equalise with a Danny Rose goal. Atmosphere was okay, not great. Both sets of fans were pretty quiet, which was definitely disappointing from our point of view as the travelling Kop. Had no food inside, so I can't really judge on that. Stew arts were friendly and could cope well with some Scouse humour.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Long walk back to Seven Sisters with a bit of summer rain falling, mixed up with Spurs fans without problems. Despite the huge amount of fans trying to get on the tube, we could leave pretty quick.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Despite the result, a good day out! As a Liverpool fan in a London borough, I expected a lot more hostility, which is a big credit to Spurs fans. White Hart Lane one final time was a nice experience. Shame those old traditional grounds are disappearing...

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford
Premier League
Saturday 6th February 2016, 3pm
Peter Lee (Watford fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting White Hart Lane?    

I hadn't been to White Hart Lane since 1988. I also appreciated that this could be my last opportunity I get to visit the current stadium, as Spurs are looking to build a new one. I thought I would make an effort as I still regret not going to Highbury before it was closed.

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

Watford FC had decided to partially offset the extortionate £41 ticket price by offering £1 travel on the club coaches. I took advantage of this offer and was dropped off on Tottenham High Road well before kick-off.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?    

Being a bit of a cheapskate and a non-drinker my lunch was the £3 meal deal from the nearby Sainsbury's local. (For the record the sandwich tasted stale). The home fans seemed perfectly fine, just that there seemed to be 100,00 of them! On gaining entry to the ground then irritatingly, after a full body pat down (just like the 1980's) I then had to remove the top from my drink - can't remember the last time I had to do that!

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of White Hart Lane?    

From the outside White Hart Lane is quite impressive and it was interesting to see the huge hole and foundations of the new stadium outside. The top tier of the away end is up a fair few flights of stairs and gives a great view. The most notable thing is the curve of the West Stand and how the middle is further from the pitch than either end.

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

It didn't help that Watford set up ultra defensively and played even more cautiously so the first half was akin to watching us defend a siege. The Spurs fans, I'm afraid, really deserve the "Only sing when you're winning" tag as there was hardly a peep out of them until they scored. Many will consider me a heretic but I was very glad when the stewards politely asked people not to stand, particularly as the gent next to me had had 20 mins or so blocked by the large, foul mouthed fan in front of him who was something of an embarrassment, especially as he had his young son with him as he "called out" a neighbouring Spurs fan. I can see why Spurs would not want to spend money on a stadium that is going to be knocked down in the very near future and this was reflected in the one working hand dryer in the toilet and the chaotic queuing system for food and drink at half-time - eventually I gave up.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

In order to catch the coaches, there was a good 15 minute walk across a housing estate and industrial estate (we had been warned about this when we were dropped off) and helpful stewards to point the way. Unlike many other grounds I have been to, there was no Police escort for the coaches so we got stuck in the normal jams around White Hart Lane so it took a good hour to travel the 3-4 miles back to the M1.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

The game wasn't great and many of the facilities at White Hart Lane are on their last legs but I was glad to see it before it goes. Traffic around there will always be an absolute nightmare, worse so with the bigger crowds anticipated at the new stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City
FA.Cup 3rd Round
Sunday 10th January 2016, 4pm
Thomas Inglis (Dundee United fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting White Hart Lane?    

This was English ground number 61 for me. When I had originally booked this weekend in London for me and the wife, I checked the fixtures and was going to take in the Dagenham v Wycombe game as a new ground. Then the FA Cup was also scheduled for that weekend and I was able to secure two tickets for the 'soon to be no more' White Hart Lane. At only £25 a ticket (upper level East Stand), I couldn't pass up the chance.

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

We got the train from central London to Seven Sisters station, and it is pretty much one straight road march to the ground. So fairly easy.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?    

We had given ourselves plenty of time to go for a few pre-match drinks and savour the banter. The first pub we visited was the Beehive, where we spoke to a few Leicester fans who couldn't believe the season they were having, talking of Europe and looking out passports. The second was the Elbow Room, good chat with Spurs fans, very friendly. Obviously the Scottish accent went down a treat and talked of football on both sides of the border. Also went to the bookies to put on the customary losing bet.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the White Hart Lane Stadium?    

As there was almost a full house (35,705) about 500 below capacity, the whole place looked pretty impressive from our position in the upper level of the East Stand. The stadium seemed to be in fairly good condition, though I understand they need to upsize to accommodate more fans.

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

As a neutral, it was an exciting game. Spurs took an early lead inside 10 minutes through Eriksen and were dominating the game. Leicester were playing a containing game, hitting on the break. Okasaki pulled a goal back to make the teams level at half time. We tried to get something to eat but the queues were enormous and it was really to crowded to move on the concourse. According to the wife, not many ladies toilets available either so big queues there too. The stewards were helpful enough, guiding us to correct entry point and inside to our seats.

So onto the second half, the Leicester fans were singing away as their team came more into the game. A great header from the Leicester defender Waselewski put them in front and their fans went wild, cue some song about Vardy being better than Kane. Spurs still had more of the play, and a fan beside me commented that Spurs were playing as if they were leading with all the pretty passing but getting nowhere! Five minutes to go, time for a super hero to emerge, and on comes Harry Kane. With three minutes left Spurs awarded a penalty 'you know who' scores from the spot to level the tie. White Hart Lane erupted with the Spurs fans singing about Kane being better than Vardy.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

As you would expect it was very busy coming out of the ground, with the road outside being closed to traffic. We went back to the 'Elbow Room' pub for a pint to let the crowds disperse. The Spurs fans that I had spoke to prior to the game came over to speak to us again and reassured me they would win the replay (they did, Spurs won 2-0). We then headed back to Seven Sisters Station and back to hotel.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Another ground ticked off. A good day overall with a four goal match and a bit of banter with both sets of fans.

Tottenham Hotspur v AS Monaco
UEFA Europa League
Thursday 10th December 2015, 8.05 pm
By Myles Munsey (Tottenham fan for the evening!)

Reasons for visit:
A family get together with my two nephews (both Spurs fans) and my brother who was celebrating his birthday (I shan’t say which!) the following day.

These things aside, I was looking to revisit the ground after a long absence (about 20 years!) and the chance to see foreign opposition at a level I don’t normally relate to. A far cry from Gosport Borough indeed!

Getting there:
I had reason to be in London that afternoon, so it was an easy ride from Waterloo over to Liverpool Street. Meeting my two nephews there (they work in London), we travelled down to White Hart Lane by train in around 25mins.  My brother motored over from Northamptonshire so we all met up with ease.

Before the game:
Although there was about an hour before kick-off there wasn’t a great deal to do except locate our seats which were in the North Stand and grab a quick cup of tea plus some programmes.

First impressions:
The stadium lit up the night sky and is dramatic both inside and out in terms of scale. The height of the stands is imposing but I struggled to find any distinguishing features amongst all this modernity. One feature I did like was a table area set aside by the food stalls so that people can sit, eat and drink in comfort.

White Hart Lane Tottenham

The game:
It was a filthy wet blowy old night in North London (what more could one possibly want?), but a wet surface always seems to make for a good game. I was not disappointed. 

Tottenham needed a point to win group J. Monaco had to win or else elimination for them was assured. I actually thought earlier in the week that this might be a low-scoring affair. That idea went clean out of the window on 1minute and 46 seconds as Eric Lamela’s cross-shot put Tottenham ahead. Eric was on fire and scored again on 15 and 37 minutes with two classy finishes. Half-time 3-0 to Tottenham. It got interesting after an hour when El Shaarawy scored for Monaco. It meant the man in the row behind (who kept bragging on about this all evening) would win a substantial bet on a 3-1 score line. In theory he then had to sweat for half an hour. Sadly for him, though not for the other home fans, with 13 minutes left Carroll scored with a neat finish from a tight angle and that was that.

Getting away:
Fortunately our seating block was close to the exit staircase, because there was a fair old scrum at the final whistle. Anyway I didn’t hang about and marched down Tottenham High Road to Seven Sisters in just 22 minutes. I comfortably made the 23.30 from Paddington railway station changing at Reading for Newbury.

Overall thoughts:
Like a lot of modern sports stadia these days the organisation is first class, as is the view, and I could not fault the entertainment. However as I have noted before at other grounds, the leg room was woeful. I have bad knees these days and it was a great relief to get up at the end and stretch those legs.

The Europa league has its critics yet this was a terrific game.

White Hart Lane is impressive, have no doubts, but next time I wouldn’t half mind a bit more leg space! Any executive boxes going begging?

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 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...

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