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Northumberland Development Project - Open For Business

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 12 Feb 2013.

  1. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    They've edited the "we're the pride of north london, we're the kings of white hart lane" line out of the final whistle music
     
  2. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Johnny Morrison

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    Awesome stadium. Lost my voice. COYS.
     
  3. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    Think I’ll be a bit croaky in the morning.
    I was surprised to see some of the comments in here about lack of singing. I felt there was loads, and I was in the Paxton. It is amazing how the sound travels around the stadium.
    Anyone expecting 90 mins of full on singing is being unrealistic. There’s still a game going on that people are watching and there will be an ebb and flow in the crowd noise.
     
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  4. Gazza

    Gazza Dean Austin

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    Not going to lie I'll put some real perspective ... I was sitting lower east ... the stadium is incredible.

    The atmosphere was not as deafening as i expected but i think it's just about people settling into the stadium. Genuinely think people were in awe of the stadium rather than the game.

    However there were glimpses of what the atmosphere will be in the future ... it was epic at times.

    Definitely need some new songs ...

    I was lucky enough to have landed premium seats sitting at the half way line row 17 and I must say the view of the stadium was spectacular.

    The stadium is a thing of beauty inside out.

    The food offered was rare beef noodles and mushroom arancini which i promise was some of the best I've ever eaten, enjoyed with more than a few pints of neck oil.

    I decided to walk around the stadium in the general admiasion areas to soak up the atmosphere but it just seemed crowded and long lines for everything. Really hot muggy and sweaty.

    The staff in the lounge were well versed and knew what they were doing, however in the general areas they didn't have a idea and were generally clueless.

    But I think it will get better over time and if i were to put into perspective generally I think that for an opening they did quite well.

    Getting out of the stadium was easy and getting on to the A406 on my way home was a doddle as there was no general traffic on the vicinity.

    All in all a lovely experience.

    On the pitch sissoko and Jan were great. Kane and dele still look rusty.

    Nice to be back at the lane .... it felt like the lane behind all the glitz and glamour.

    2-0 that's all that counted behind all the party
     
  5. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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  6. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Ian Walker

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    A special day.
     
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  7. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    Amazing stadium. Amazing occasion.
    But all in all it kind of felt like we’d never been away. Definitely feels like home.
     
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  8. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    Not a stickied thread anymore?
    True end of an era.
     
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  9. Raziel

    Raziel Frederic Kanoute

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    https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/ne...-OYcYmlLPmoA9UVxQpTkE_QfqP6gIIYjJ0LpepNqEr9PA

    We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a five-year partnership with Saracens Rugby Club that will see them play their annual 'Big Game' Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixture at our new stadium from 2020.

    The reigning domestic league champions previously used Wembley Stadium and, more recently, London Stadium to stage this match, which has traditionally taken place during the March international football break.

    This partnership marks a return to north London for Saracens for their annual showpiece home match and further enhances the roster of impressive events that will be staged at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, which includes a long-term agreement with the NFL to host regular season games.

    Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur Chairman, said: "This agreement with Saracens further reinforces our aspiration to deliver a world-class multi-use venue in our home of Tottenham.

    "To attract one of world rugby's biggest club sides will bring a new audience to the area, as well as help drive significant socio-economic benefits for businesses and local people, as we continue to underline our commitment to the regeneration of north Tottenham.

    "We look forward to welcoming Saracens and their fans to Tottenham and delivering world-class rugby matchday experiences, showcasing our new stadium and all the surrounding area has to offer.

    "This is an exciting partnership and, alongside Premier League and NFL matches, it is one that continues to underline our desire to create a sports and entertainment destination that we believe can transform this area of London."

    Nigel Wray, Chairman of Saracens, said: “As someone bought up at White Hart Lane, for me and Saracens it’s a really special opportunity for us to partner with our fellow north Londoners, with whom we share so many of our core values.

    “Tottenham Hotspur have shown themselves to be true innovators in the development of their new stadium and I know you will all share in my excitement at the news that we will make their ground the home of our showpiece fixture.

    “Not only this but they are, like us, a club who care massively about their community; who strive to create opportunities in their local area, and who have had such an impact on the young people they work with. The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will dramatically impact the whole area.

    “Together with Spurs we have the opportunity to create something very special in north London. I really do look forward to seeing our partnership come to life!”
     
  10. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    Have to say that as it got closer to the start tonight the concourses were absolutely packed, heaving, and the same at half time. Uncomfortably so.
    I guess things will quieten down a bit but given that the expectation (hope) is that the numbers remain at or near full capacity I can’t see it getting much better.
     
  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Chris Armstrong

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    Been to both test events but today was the real deal. Opening ceremony was done nicely, but ultimately we are in the football business.

    I was in the park lane, atmosphere was great but faded in line with the performance. Not a criticism of the stadium but today’s football is often about keeping the ball or not getting beat as opposed to a high octane box to box thrill fest. That first goal was a massive relief though.

    The concourses were rammo, pre game I assume is accentuated by everyone wanting to experience the new offer but half time I went back to my seat as there was no room to move, let alone spend money.

    Everything else was refreshingly normal. The route in and out, the pub before and after, bumping into people I know only through Spurs.

    The debate remains on what the initial transfer investment will be as the overachieving squad wilts but the special thing about tonight is that it did not feel like a new stadium, but the old place on steroids. For all the revenue streams that will become available it was important that we maintained our identity.

    We were spu rsy tonight. The new Spu rsy where we got what we deserved.
     
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  12. Raziel

    Raziel Frederic Kanoute

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    IIRC .. after 103 away games .. home
     
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  13. Gazza

    Gazza Dean Austin

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    It felt like black Friday shopping. The lines were tragic , not much room to manoeuvre and navigate through human traffic.

    I think it didn't help with new staff but I hope in future things will get better.
     
  14. Allyjspurs

    Allyjspurs Kevin Watson

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    After having been to Saturday's event in comparison to that, the concourse tonight was murder. You had a triple whammy of the staff not used to the demand, lack of queue spacing guide lines at the outlets so it was like a mob baying for beers at a crowded bar so bad in fact the queues were then blocking the flow trying to walk through, it was carnage. Factor in with people all heading inside and not the 'normal' most outside and a steady flow in an up to their seats. Northumberland park was awful for northbound folks but that was due to crappy trains. London bound back was actually really good. Spoke to the 2 guards holding the queue they said all the staff from the stations and the stadium stewards, police and staff are meeting next few days to all collate notes on went wrong and right. Things will settle down as the fans normalise and the staff get experienced though I'm sure. One thing I do know, the bottoms up filling pints are quick but why didn't they stack up pre-filled pints for heavens sakes that's basic stadium 1o1 to get punters served and done fast. Also the bar by our gate 501 ran out of pies only vegan pies left pre match oo YUK!! One odd thing was the shop, massive queue Saturday but could walk in tonight no queue, and v busy inside with tills being rung up with thousands in merchandise being sold. Levy's spreadsheet will be buzzing tomorrow I'm sure.

    Exclude the teething trouble I noticed, the atmos was brilliant and the sound was deafening at times well done the architects. COYS.

    oh and did anyone notice Danny Rose's run up for the corner in the north west ? He ran up to the ball running down the side line he didn't it seems like running up that slope :)
     
  15. Dorothy

    Dorothy Hossam Ghaly

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    Stunning. Felt like a fat kid in a sweetshop (looked like one too...) We heard over and over about lines of sight, proximity to the action and acoustics. The aging sceptic in me wondered what might be sacrificed? All of that has been delivered and more.

    At one point near the begining 'Harry Kane he is one of our own' sounded almost choral as it reverberated around the ground. We were a bit quiet for periods of the first half, as the tension creapt in. It still takes ages to get out, the queues and delay in getting a beer were reassuringly annoying too.

    What I saw of the transport still seemed brick, as we stood in a massive queue at Seven Sisters. Where has TFLs £100m gone? Werr the WHL choos choos any better?

    Can't wait to get back and raise the roof .
     
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  16. mephitis

    mephitis Ronnie Rosenthal

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    Waiting for the first "Toilet Bowl Splash Back" crack :rolleyes:
     
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  17. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Incredible night in a very special place indeed
    Am in row 40 of the South Stand, incredible views and the noise was very good
    Need a few games to find my feet around places to go, stand etc
     
  18. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    After some reservations about what it would be like having my ST in the Paxton end, after last night I feel happily re-assured. There's a good group of people around me, lots of vocal support and singing. And we were standing which I never thought would happen in the Paxton. The stewards seemed to be trying to get people in the front rows to sit down at the start of the 2nd half but soon gave up.
    Whether that will continue to be the norm remains to be seen. I imagine it will for Tuesday night but a Saturday lunchtime kick-off against Huddersfield might be different. I hope not - I think standing is far more conducive to atmosphere but I imagine there will be a lot of people not happy with it.
    Nice to meet @ricky2tricky4city too.
    Agree with @Allyjspurs about the concourses and food/drink outlets - better queue management is needed. Maybe a lane for drinks only would speed things up as well although I can't see that happening.
    Having live music is a bit of a double edged sword as whilst it might keep people entertained, it also creates a huge mass of bodies to navigate (barge) through.

    For these first few games everyone is exploring, moving around from area to area, looking at the displays or trying to find their section or specific bars etc. Eventually people will find their preferred areas and routines will be established - which should help with the catering supplies as well.
     
  19. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Ian Walker

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    From building site to this, journey is IMG_6080.JPG almost complete. It will take until next season to settle in - the people who start chants in each area finding out who they are, the best places to drink, the staff serving to get on point. There is more work to do for the club, will pass on some notes but fuk me what an amazing interior arena. As fans we ask for one thing first and foremost - a colosseum-like atmosphere with spectacular, intimate views and it delivers on that in spades. The concourse ain’t half bad either!




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  20. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    So 15 straight Prem wins at the Lane then, record is 20 by the Abu Dhabi project.
     
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