The New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

London, UK

  • Completion

    April 2019

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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  • Opening night at the stadium © Tottenham Hotspur
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    The View from the South Stand
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    Front row seating is 4.5m-7.9m from the pitch, closer than at most modern stadiums

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

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  • The Beavertown Tottenham Taproom and Brewery
Facts and Figures
Total capacity
62,062
Single-tier South Stand capacity
17,500
Premium seating capacity
8,000
Food and drink outlets
61
Jobs created
3,500
Distance from stands to pitch
4.9m to 6.9m
Awards
2019
LABC Regional Building Excellence Award - Best Inclusive Building - The Tottenham Experience
Project Team

Christopher Lee

Tom Jones

Dale Jennins

Mark Craine

Megan Ashfield

Marc Spinner

Paul Goodall

Maria Knutsson-Hall

Caroline Mills

Edward Arnett

Bianca Binder

Susanna Hanninen

Elizabeth Miglierina

Marian Moravek

Emiliano Cevallos

Fabiano D’Amato

Scott Rogers

Elisa Martin

Angela Vassis

Adrian Feige

Magdalena Ladka

Haris Mashkoor

Edward Short

Sima Bdeir

Ben Connolly

Ross Kelly

Christopher Richards

Marco Dessi

Howard Riley

Nick Fitzgerald

Matthew Rogers

Simon Borg

Kimberly Paulus

Tao Jiang

Soaad Stott