New Stadium Details And Discussions

mil1lion

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Ideally we want a Stadium that can be expanded while a season continues at the ground. Barca are doing it with the Nou Camp. But 60'000 should be plenty enough for the forseeable future. I'm sure that all modern Stadiums are built to be expandable in future anyway. The only reason we have to move from WHL is because its such an old design now, and cant really be built on anymore.
 

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look - its simple - a stadium has to be built with 80 years in mind - in our successful period 40 to 50 years ago (which can come our way again one day) we had bigger gates then than any other club
That's when all stadiums had terraces and you could get in by climbing the fence!
 

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To be fair, if they used the Emirates as a World Cup stadium they'd experience similar transport issues.
They've got two tube stations within walking distance of the ground, three if you count Finsbury park. Much easier to get their from other parts of London.
 

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Bump.

This Friday is when there'll be some more detail on it.

Over on skyscrapercity they reckon the architects will be KSS, the same people as are doing the new training centre, with MAKE doing the masterplan for the overall regeneration.

Would suggest we will not simply get an Emirates in blue & white.
 

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They've got two tube stations within walking distance of the ground, three if you count Finsbury park. Much easier to get their from other parts of London.
Four if you count Highbury and Islington—but don't forget you have severe restrictions on Holloway Road. Perhaps more important than the number of stations is that you have two tube lines, and the NLR to Highbury and Islington as well as the overground to Finsbury Park. However, in terms of driving to the grounds and local parking restrictions there isn't a lot in it.

One thing that could make a big difference if bus lanes could be sorted out is an express matchday shuttle service between Alexandra Park and Wood Green and the Lane. Currently if you're coming in from Southgate or Barnet you don't have much option but to take the Piccadilly or overground through to Finsbury Park and change to the Victoria (unless you fancy a forty-minute walk from Wood Green). An express bus could do it in ten minutes.

However, what we don't have and the club do is figures for demographics (presumably the club will use ticket sales information for these). The only way we could get an idea would be to run a survey of SC members who are ST holders or who get to matches on a regular basis.

Rob?
 

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so our stadium is going to be a cross between the San Siro (floating roof) and the Allianz Arena (step stands)

multiple orgasms.
If what the dude on skyscrapercity has come up with is the real deal, then yes, though I think it's safe to say that the designs on there are the work of a bored architect rather than a leak of the official plans.

Not that I know for sure mind you. Only three days to wait.
 

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If what the dude on skyscrapercity has come up with is the real deal, then yes, though I think it's safe to say that the designs on there are the work of a bored architect rather than a leak of the official plans.

Not that I know for sure mind you. Only three days to wait.
You may be right.

Plenty bored architects want to play with the design now...

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=733722
 

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Will you still go if they show everything online?
I'll be on the net on Friday looking at the plans for sure, but as I'm gonna be in the area anyway on Sunday I'm gonna pop along and see things in person. No doubt there will be some staff members around to talk to, so maybe have an opportunity to ask some questions etc
 

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Spurs open to stadium sponsor from the Gulf


Tottenham Hotspur’s executive director Paul Barber was in Dubai to attend a sponsorship conference and hold meetings with potential sponsors. In this exclusive interview with Gulf Times Sports Editor Anil John, he speaks about the developments at the club and
its future plans.

Q: You are in the UAE from where a lot of investment has gone into English football. Are you looking for sponsorship from the Gulf and would you name your new stadium after a sponsor from this region?

A: With a new stadium planned, it is true that we are looking for a global naming rights partner. This is a worldwide search - and it is entirely possible that our partner will come from the Middle East region. Our Club is based in London and enjoys one of the highest profiles of any club in the English Premier League. Therefore, the new stadium naming rights opportunity at Tottenham Hotspur represents a very exciting development for a brand looking to establish or build on a global profile.

Q: Has the global financial crisis anything to do with your visit to Dubai? I mean, how is the club’s financial situation and how do you cope with the current turmoil?

A: So far, sport in general, and football in particular, in the UK has stood up to the global financial crisis very well. However, we are very conscious of the tightening of corporate budgets in some sectors and regions, and to the constraints being placed on individual finances, so we are certainly not complacent about or immune to the issues.

Like all businesses, we are monitoring the situation very closely but we are
encouraged by the fact that we have grown our season ticket waiting list to around 22,000 people during the last few months. That gives us some indication of the pent up demand to watch our team live and also the importance of the new Stadium. Based on those numbers and a churn rate each season of just 200 or so season ticket holders, it would take close to 100 years to secure a season ticket for our current stadium if you were at the bottom of that list!

Q: Tell us something about the new stadium.

A: We have just started the very important process of public consultation on the new stadium project. This includes a series of public exhibitions in London. The period of consultation allows local people to visit the exhibitions, review our plans, and express their views to the local authority.
We will be unveiling artist’s impressions of the new state-of-the-art scheme Stadium and more details of the plans at the next stage of the process.

Q: Tottenham are doing well under Harry Redknapp. What are your thoughts on this? When you decided to hire him, did you think the turnaround (at least the start) would be so dramatic?

A: Harry Redknapp has made a fantastic start to his career as Tottenham Hotspur’s manager. With four wins and a draw in his first five games, things are going very well. We have an excellent squad of players and Harry is bringing out the best in them and renewing confidence levels right across the Club.

Q: How long you think the club will take to regain its lost glory?

A: Tottenham Hotspur has a fabulous history. We have won 17 major trophies and were the first Club in modern times to win the League and FA Cup double, the first English Club to win a European trophy, and the first British club to win different European trophies. In the last 3 seasons, we have twice finished 5th in the EPL and beat Chelsea at the new Wembley Stadium in the 2008 Carling Cup Final - the fourth time we have won that trophy, so this is still a very successful football club. We are also very confident and excited about our future with plans for both a new Training Ground and Academy, and the new Stadium, providing us with the necessary infrastructure and revenues to compete on a more equal footing the other big Premiership clubs.

Q: Would you be able to match the big spending by Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal to get top players?

A: Competition in the EPL is always very tough - on and off the pitch. The biggest clubs compete with each other for players and for commercial partners. We are used to this. Under Daniel Levy’s chairmanship of the club, we have actually competed very well indeed and, according to Deloitte, we are the 11th largest Club in Europe - and that’s despite never having played in the UEFA Champions League. Clearly, our aim is to move on up and compete at the next level by breaking in to the top four having missed out twice on that elusive UEFA Champions League place in recent seasons.

Q: There are suggestions that perhaps EPL should have some games abroad. Is this good/feasible in your opinion and would your team be happy to play their games away from their fan base in other countries?

A: It’s right that the EPL should look at how it can continue to expand the fantastic global brand that has been established over the past 16 years or so. Big Premiership clubs, like Spurs, have global fan bases and one of the biggest single requests we receive from fans across the world is “when will you be coming to play in our country?”

With our current 9 month schedule and with major international tournaments - The World Cup and European Championships - every 2 years, it is currently very difficult to answer such questions.

Sounds like the Stadium could be named after a Middle Eastern Corperation. I wonder if a takeover could also be on the cards though.
 
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