Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is to include the UK’s longest bar and biggest single-tier stand when it opens in time for the start of the 2018-19 season.
The 65-metre Goal Line Bar is just one of the features revealed today by Spurs, with less than six months until its new 62,000-capacity stadium opens.
The 17,500 single-tier South Stand is more than 34 metres in height. The club said an area at the front of this stand, as well as in the visiting supporters’ section, has been “future-proofed” for safe standing in the event that legislation changes.
The club said the seating bowl is “designed to place fans closer to the pitch than at any other comparable size stadium in the UK”, with distances from the front row to the touchline ranging from just 4.9 metres to 7.9 metres.
A Tottenham spokesperson said: “The design of the stadium bowl optimises the atmosphere created, ensuring the club maintains its tradition of having one of the most atmospheric homes in British sport.”
There will be more than 60 food and drink outlets, three feature bars along with The Market Place, the home to the Goal Line Bar.
Tottenham added: “The generous and open concourses are bathed in natural light from extensive glazed areas with contemporary polished concrete floors made using aggregate from White Hart Lane. You will see an unrivalled standard of finish using materials such as brushed steel, copper, European oak and quartz.”
The stadium will feature four giant HD screens, the largest in the UK, and a “state-of-the-art” sound system.
The club also said visitors will benefit from high-density mobile connectivity and free WiFi.
Fans can access the stadium by their Stadium Access Card or mobile ticketing. All payments are to be made using either a contactless card or mobile phone to help speed up service.
Tottenham said: “Our new home will be a stadium for everyone, offering each and every fan an exceptional matchday experience.
“This will be London’s largest football club stadium with a capacity of more than 62,000 and you will be amazed at just how intimate and close to the action you will feel with a seating bowl designed to place fans closer to the pitch than at any other comparable size stadium in the UK.”