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Tottenham Hotspur's stadium move under the microscope

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The opening of Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium has been an ongoing saga ever since it was first discussed.

Spurs are yet to move into their new, modern, state-of-the-art 62,062 capacity stadium after a series of delays in completing the ground.

Initially they were due to move into their new home for September's Premier League clash with Liverpool, a date that would be put back until October's Manchester City clash due to "critical safety concerns."

However, the stadium was not ready to host those fixtures, as well as planned NFL matches, leaving Spurs still stuck at Wembley for the foreseeable future.

Tottenham were also forced to play a League Cup tie against Watford in September at Stadium MK, 50 miles away in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. 

Now, according to The Times, the north London club have hit a further setback, with Tottenham warned that their ground will not host Premier League fixtures until March next year following continuing issues.

So, what do we know about Tottenham's new home? Here, GiveMeSport takes a look.

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Work began on Spurs' new stadium back in the summer of 2015, built on the site of their former White Hart Lane home where the club played until their final season in 2016/17.

The construction began three years after Northumberland Development Project because of delays from a Compulsory Purchase Order challenge which Tottenham were faced with. 

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League

Situated on the High Road area of N17, here's what you can expect from Tottenham's new stadium.

The stadium will feature a retractable pitch, which will have a synthetic surface underneath the grass, as Spurs will also play host to NFL games.

There will be multiple bars inside the ground, including a Microbrewery which will be run by Beavertown.

"The Market Place," a concept with over 60 food and drink outlets will be located in the south stand.

A "Sky Walk" which will allow visitors to walk up to the roof where they will be able to see views of north London will also be on offer for fans and customers.

Conference facilities will also be available for businesses in the east stand.

Capacity

Tottenham's new stadium will hold 62,062 fans, around 25,000 more than White Hart Lane when it turned into an all-seated ground.

Designed in a bowl-style arena, the south stand will be the stadium's designated home end, seating over 17,000 supporters.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League

Once completed and opened, Spurs' new home will only be behind Wembley, The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Old Trafford and The London Stadium for capacity in British football.

It will be the third biggest Premier League venue, larger than the likes of north London rivals Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Liverpool's home Anfield and Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

Cost 

A source of debate is how much the ground will actually cost.

Initially, it was thought that £400m would be the amount needed to build the new stadium, however, reports throughout the media suggest that it could cost Spurs roughly £1bn in the final drawing up.

As for season tickets, Spurs last season advertised with the idea of spending this term in their new home, with the most expensive tickets £1,995 for adults.

Interesting Facts

The new club superstore in the stadium will be the largest in-stadium shop throughout Europe, while the ground will also have its own bakery. 

So, although it's taken a lot longer than expected, it seems Tottenham's new ground will certainly be worth the wait.

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Toby Alderweireld
Hugo Lloris
Dele Alli
Harry Kane
Mauricio Pochettino
Jan Vertonghen
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