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On Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur held their last ever game at White Hart Lane with Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane netting the two goals in their 2-1 victory over Manchester City.
The club will park and leave the Lane and move to Wembley Stadium for a season, where they be playing their home matches to an audience of 90,000 before they relocate permanently to their new arena in time for the 2018-19 campaign.
Spurs new stadium will have the largest capacity in London, having the capacity of 61,000 people – 1,000 more than the capacity of the Emirates Stadium.
The club have worked hand in hand with group of supporters for the whole of the duration of building of the stadium in an effort to keep the fame at White Hart Lane, with the new plans having the interest of fans at heart, not keeping them too far away from the pitch.
This is the first time such will be happening in the development of a new stadium: at the Etihad Stadium, the proximity of the fans seat to the pitch is over 12 metres away, while at the Emirates, the fans are 13 metres away from the pitch and at Wembley Stadium, the space is increased to a large 18 metres.
Now that Tottenham’s days at the White Hart Lane are over, they will keep possession of lots of valuables around the football ground and some of these valuables include the ashes of honored former coach Bill Nicholson and his wife, Darkie, who were buried beneath the Lane. Their remains will be evacuated and buried under the new playing ground.
Other valuables will be kept and exhibited as the ‘The Tottenham Experience’, which will help raise funds for the Tottenham Tribute Trust.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, On Monday 15 May, officially gave over the keys to White Hart Lane to Mark Reynolds, the CEO of Mace, who are the contractors in charge of the construction of the new arena.
The total responsibility of White Hart Lane now lies solely on Mace’s shoulder, and the stadium will be demolished completely in three months.
The North Stand will be undergoing the deconstruction first, with the South Stand next in line, along with the current Spurs Megastore.