Travel Guide for Spurs and Tottenham Stadium

Below you will find your perfect guide for going to England to watch Spurs at the new Tottenham Stadium!

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TOTTENHAM HONOURS

First Division: 2 (last 1961)

FA Cup: 8 (last 1991)

League Cup: 4 (last 2008)

Cup Winners’ Cup: 1 (1963)

UEFA Cup: 2 (last 1984)


TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM

Capacity: 62,062
Pitch: 105 x 69 m
Opening match: 15 September, 2018 (Tottenham v Liverpool)
ADDRESS
Wembley Stadium
Olympic Way
London
HA9 0WS

TOTTENHAM STADIUM HISTORY

Just hours after Tottenham’s final home match of the 2016/17 season against Manchester United, the bulldozers moved in to start demolition of their famous White Hart Lane stadium.

Spurs played their home matches at Wembley Stadium the following season before moving into their brand new arena, built almost on the site of their former White Hart Lane home, for the 2018/19 season.

The state-of-the-art venue, holding more than 62,000 fans, includes a 17,500 single-tiered stand for home fans, similar to the famous Yellow Wall at Borussia Dortmund. This South Stand also features a five-storey atrium behind it with many catering and entertainment facilities for fans – also open after the final whistle.

Inside the stadium the seating has been designed to ensure fans are as close to the pitch as possible. The pitch is fully retractable to allow it to be used for NFL games as well as concerts and other events.

The stadium is part of a major redevelopment of the area that includes 580 new homes, a sports centre, hotel, retail and public spaces.

 

TOTTENHAM DIRECTIONS

Seven Sisters station and Tottenham Hale (both on the Victoria Line) are about 20 minutes walk from White Hart Lane.
Underground:
Seven Sisters station and Tottenham Hale (both on the Victoria Line) are about 20 minutes walk from White Hart Lane.
From Seven Sisters there are three options to get to the venue:
1: Walk along the High Road
2: Take bus 149, 259, 279 or 349
3: Take the train to White Hart Lane

Train:
From White Hart Lane station it is a five-minute walk to the stadium, or ten minutes from Northumberland Park station. You can catch a train to White Hart Lane from Liverpool Street Station, or to Northumberland Park station from Stratford.

Please check www.tfl.gov.uk – Transport for London.

TOTTENHAM BARS

Away supporters are not welcome at most pubs in the area.. This is particularly true for:
The Bricklayers Arms, 803-805 High Road
The Corner Pin, 732 High Road
The Bell & Hare, 724/726 High Road

There are some exceptions to this rule:
The Gilpin’s Bell, 50-54 Fore Street
The Park, 220 Park Lane
The Elmhurst, 131 Lordship Lane

TOTTENHAM STORES OPENING TIMES

Official Club store

737 High Road
Tottenham, London N17 8AG
Tel: 0208 365 5042

Harlow

33B Harvey Centre
Harlow, Essex
CM20 1XW
Monday: 10.00 – 17.30
Tuesday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.30
Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00
Tel: 01279 416171

Enfield

46 Church Street
Enfield EN2 6AZ
Monday: 10.00 – 17.30
Tuesday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.30
Sunday: 10.30 – 16.30
Tel: 0208 366 7768

Stevenage

Westgate Shopping Centre
Stevenage
SG1 1QR
Monday: 10:00 – 17:30
Tuesday – Saturday: 09:30 – 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tel: 01438 312430

 

TOTTENHAM TRAINING GROUND

Tottenham moved to their state of the art training centre at Enfield, North London in 2012. The 77-acre site in Hotspur Way is recognised as one of the best in Europe.

There are 15 grass pitches alongside a covered artificial pitch, pool complex, gymnasium and sports rehabilitation suites.

TOTTENHAM CLUB HISTORY

At a meeting under a street lamp in the corner of Park Lane and High Road in Tottenham, some schoolboys decided to start a football club. The year was 1882 and the team was named Hotspur FC after the first Earl of Northumberland, Harry Hotspur.

This man’s name was actually Sir Henry Percy, but was called Harry Hotspur for his heroic efforts on the battlefield during the 1400s.

The only problem was that there were two clubs with quite similar names: Hotspur FC and London Hotspur. Sometimes postmen were confused and delivered mail to the wrong address. Therefore, the club decided in 1884 to change their name to Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Club.

The first competitive match was played in 1885 against St Albans in the London Association Cup and Tottenham won 5-2. Fifteen years later they won their first title: champions of the Southern League.

Non-league FA Cup winners

In 1901 Tottenham became the first and only team from outside the Football League to win the FA Cup. Playing in front of a record crowd at Crystal Palace – 110,000 spectators – Tottenham drew 1-1 against the overwhelming favourites Sheffield United.

In the replay at Burnden Park, Bolton, Tottenham surprisingly won 3-1.

It was 20 years before the club could repeat the success. This time the FA Cup final was played at Stamford Bridge and Wolverhampton Wanderers were beaten 1-0.

Tottenham win double

The first league championship came in 1951 and ten years later Tottenham performed an historic feat when they became the first club in the 20th Century to win the Double of both the league and FA Cup. In 1960/61 they scored no fewer than 115 goals in 42 matches.

The FA Cup was defended the following year when Burnley were beaten 3-1.

Tottenham wrote themselves into football history again in 1963, becoming the first British club to win a European cup title. Atletico Madrid were crushed 5-1 in Rotterdam when Spurs captured the Cup Winners Cup. During this season Jimmy Greaves scored 37 goals.

One man more than anyone else was behind these heydays –Bill Nicholson – and after a brilliant career as a player (1938 – 1955) he followed it with an equally successful time as a manager (1958 – 1974).

UEFA Cup win

The 1972 UEFA Cup Final was an all-english affair. After eliminating Milan in the semi-finals Spurs were pitched against Wolves. Tottenham took a grip on the cup by winning the away game 2-1 then back home at White Hart Lane a 1-1 draw was enough to see them lift the trophy.

After the World Cup in 1978 they recruited two players from the winning Argentinean team: Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa. The latter was to determine the outcome of the FA Cup final in 1981 with a fabulous solo show in the replay that gave his side a 3-2 victory against Manchester City.

Tottenham defended the cup with victory in the final against Queens Park Rangers (1-1 and 1-0 in the replay). Glenn Hoddle scored both Spurs goals.

The club took its second UEFA Cup in 1984.  In Brussels, Anderlecht’s Morten Olsen rescued a draw with a late goal and at White Hart Lane, it was Graham Roberts who repeated this feat, this time for Spurs.

The match was decided on penalties and  Olsen and Roberts took the first kicks. But that night the Scandinavian players were off the mark. Morten Olsen missed and when the final penalty taker Arnor Gudjohnsen spurned his chance Tottenham could celebrate victory.

FA Cup success

In 1991 Spurs became the first club to win eight FA Cups. The final against Nottingham Forest finished 2-1, and the cup winning team included Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne.

In recent seasons, Tottenham’s supporters have begun to dream of a new great era. Two excellent seasons in the Premier League, a wise manager in Mauricio Pochettino and star shooters Harry Kane and Dele Alli promise good for the future.

 

TOTTENHAM FACTS

The first match against arch-rivals Arsenal – then named Royal Arsenal – was in 1887. Because of the fading light the game was called off with a quarter of the match remaining, Tottenham were leading 2-1 at the time..

In 1895 Ernie Payne’s boots went missing so Tottenham lent him some money so that he could buy himself a new pair. When it came to the Football Association’s attention they suspended the club for two weeks for violating the amateur rules. In pure anger over this decision they ditched their amateur status and joined the professional Southern League.

Spurs tried a variety of colour combinations on their kit in the early decades. One of the more original was the chocolate and gold used in 1896.

Tottenham v Terriers

On a slippery and muddy surface Tottenham took on reigning league champions Huddersfield in September 19, 1925. The hard hitting and physical visitors, also called the Terriers, took a 2-1 lead. Spurs managed to resist and turned the match around. As the end approached they  led 5-3. But Jimmy Seed was knocked unconscious and as there were no substitutes back then, Huddersfield saved this legendary match with two late goals.

In the 1959-60 season, Tottenham drew 2-2 away at Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup fourth round. In the replay at White Hart Lane, it was much easier: 13-2. After this match Crewe left London from platform 13 at Euston Station and arrived at Crewe on platform 2. A coincidence – right?


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