The New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
CHALLENGE. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a new benchmark in global stadium design, offering one of the finest spectator experiences in the world and, by incorporating a fully retractable pitch, becoming the first purpose-built home for the NFL in Europe.
With a capacity of 62,214, the stadium heralds a new era for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and has created a major landmark for both Tottenham and London.
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INNOVATION. The stadium is designed to deliver one of the best matchday atmospheres in the world, with uninterrupted sightlines and spectators closer to the pitch than at any comparable ground in the UK. The stands are made as steep as UK guidelines recommend, creating a tighter, more compact stadium bowl which focusses towards the southern ‘home end’, where 17,500 Spurs fans join together to generate a deafening ‘wall of sound’ in what is the largest single-tier stand in the UK.
Fan spaces across every level at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium deliver incomparable levels of quality and choice. The five-storey atrium space in the South Stand provides a vibrant area for the home support to gather before and after matches, with a range of food stalls, a microbrewery, and a 65m bar – the longest in Europe – which mirrors the full length of the goal line on the pitch behind.
"Our stunning new stadium design and wider scheme will deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant community benefits – creating a world class sports and entertainment destination for all - and in our birthplace of Tottenham."Daniel Levy / Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
IMPACT. Populous’ world-leading concept designs for the premium facilities at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium focus on unlocking the latent potential in typically underutilised spaces within a stadium, creating unique experiences for fans as well as driving innovative new revenue opportunities for the club. The range of private suites, lounges, bars and dining areas — designed to suit a wide variety of price points and preferences — can accommodate 8,000 guests on event days.
The Stadium Design Team
Client: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Architect & Principal Designer: Populous
Interior Designer: Jump Studios – A Populous Company
Tottenham Experience Designer: Populous
Planning Consultant: DP9
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering & Schlaich Bergermann Partner
M&E Consultant: BuroHappold Engineering
Quantity Surveyor: Arcadis
Landscape Architect: Populous
Lighting Consultant: BuroHappold Engineering
Main Contractor: Mace
Premium Areas Fit Out: BASE Contracts & F3 Architects
Facts and Figures
- Total capacity
- Single-tier South Stand capacity
- Premium seating capacity
- Food and drink outlets
- Jobs created
- Distance from stands to pitch
- 4.9m to 6.9m
- LABC Regional Building Excellence Award - Best Inclusive Building - The Tottenham Experience