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Monday, 1 August 2016

WHL North East corner demolition

The North East corner demolition has been necessary to install one of the concrete cores that are required to stabilize the new stadium structure.

It sits within the footprint of White Hart Lane so to make the build as fast as possible it is necessary to demolish part of that corner. This means that White Hart Lane does not meet UEFA regulations on access, capacity and rights delivery. While plenty were suggesting we should still play our Champions League games there, that isn't allowed under UEFA regulations so alternative venues had to be sought.

That venue as we all now know is Wembley, with reduced ticket prices to attract as many fans as possible. It is a chance for people who perhaps can not normally get to a game to go to Wembley and see Spurs. It also gives an opportunity for people to experience Wembley.

from a playing point of view we'll be sending a whole season there so the Champions League games are trial runs. They'll help the players get used to the venue, the atmosphere, and the pitch size. The larger pitch should suit our game.

The demolition of one corner of the ground will result in 4000 less seats for the entirety of the 2016-17 season.

2016/17 Season - WHL reduced to 32k, Champions League matches played at Wembley

2017/18 Season - All matches played at Wembley

In other grounds with a missing corner the wind whistles through and the ball can be affected. What affect this missing corner will have is an unknown and something our defenders are going to have to get used to. It could well lead to more mistakes from both sides.


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