Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur New Stadium Development

The construction of Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium has delivered one of the finest venues in the world, with a 62,000-seat capacity and a retractable pitch for multi-use.

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Project summary


Tottenham Hotspur Football Club


Populous, BuroHappold Engineering, Schlaich Bergermann

Services provided

Construct, Contracting, Construction management


Stadiums and major venues, Housing and regeneration


UK and Europe, UK - London and south-east England

Project timeline

Summer 2016

Project story

By developing Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium, we have helped to create a major sports and entertainment landmark for visitors, the wider community, London and the UK.

With a capacity of 62,000, the atmospheric bowl ensures spectators are closer to the pitch than at any other comparable ground in the UK, with uninterrupted views for everyone at any event. 

The stadium has been designed for atmosphere, including the incorporation of the UK’s largest single tier stand, the home southern end, which will hold up to 17,000 fans.

The venue doesn't just cater for football as Tottenham Hotspur has agreed a long-term partnership with the National Football League (NFL) that will see a minimum of two American football games played at the stadium each season for 10 years. This has been made possible thanks to a retractable grass field for Tottenham Hotspur home fixtures with an artificial surface underneath that will be multi-use and capable of hosting NFL matches, concerts and other high-profile events.

Dedicated facilities for the NFL – including locker rooms and medical facilities – are also provided so the club's facilities are never compromised by the need to cater for other users.

The seating bowl has also been designed to provide excellent sightlines for the different formats of football and the NFL, without having to screen off rows of seats at the front of the lower tier.

The structure of the stadium has a sculpted appearance, wrapping and folding its way around the stadium before reaching the home end, where a glass façade arches upwards to reveal the impressive single tier home stand.


72,000sq m of concrete poured
3,500 jobs created
1,700 directly employed staff at the site
12,000 tins of paint used

Points of note

A top destination

A front door opening onto the High Road provides a glimpse of life within the stadium, designed to create a link and sense of arrival from the station, and new public boulevard as part of Haringey Council’s wider regeneration to the west of the High Road.

Technologically driven

The stadium has been designed with technology within the fabric of the building enabling a truly connected experience for all visitors. Alongside the inclusion of geo-location technology, this will open up endless possibilities to enhance service and tailor experiences for each guest. Furthermore ticketless entry will ensure swift access at turnstiles and fast payment options will enhance service at refreshment kiosks.

Community support

An exceptional new public square will provide a focal point for supporters and the community, offering a range of activity zones and dedicated local events run by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Transforming the local area

The new stadium, visitor attractions, homes and other uses proposed for the site will support a total of 2,500 jobs in the locality – a net 1,700 directly employed at the site with a further 800 supported through the supply chain and other direct spending. In addition, the increased numbers of supporters and visitors to Tottenham will supply a further 980 jobs locally. When complete, the development will support around 3,500 jobs with £293m pumped into the local economy each year. That is an increase of 1,700 new jobs and £166m local spending a year – an enormous impact for an area in real need of new jobs and more economic activity.

A unique experience

The unique 'Sky Walk' allows people to climb the exterior of the building and first-class conference and banqueting facilities allow the stadium to be active 365 days a year. The curved roof melds together with the stadium structure and the newly covered service area was designed to reduce noise and disruption for local residents. The development is also home to, what is believed to be, the longest general admission bar in a UK stadium (86.8m).