The Spurs are on a serious ascension right now, chasing No. 1 Chelsea to top England’s always contentious Premier League. The Tottenham Hotspurs have won their last seven football games (read soccer) in all competitions — without conceding a goal in their last three — well until they gave up two goals this weekend, tying CBB fave Man City.
Not only is the North London club having an impressive season (Harry Kane being one of the most unassuming strikers in the game; his constant scoring seems so leisurely), but the franchise is in the midst of planning its new £400-million stadium — which is not merely a stadium — but the centerpiece of a community (it will also serve as a venue for at least two NFL International Series games a season).
It’s called the Northumberland Development Project. At its heart is a new football stadium, which will replace White Hart Lane as the home stadium of the Hotspurs with a new capacity of 61,000. Around it, there will be a combination of “579 new homes, 180 room hotel, local community health center and a ‘Tottenham Experience’ — a Spurs museum and club shop, extreme sports facility and the already complete Lilywhite House, which contains a supermarket, university technical college and new club administration buildings.”
Pretty awesome, right?
Well, it gets awesomer. The stadium will also have a craft brewery. While details are murky, the new White Hart Lane stadium (sidebar: Look up the history of “White Hart”) will feature a nearly 87-metre long bar and an in-stadium “microbrewery” and bakery. The brewery will be able to produce one million pints of craft beer a year, and the bakery will make artisan breads and pastries. That’s on top of sky lounges, world-class dining and the Tunnel Club, a restaurant/bar/club where fans can watch players entering the stadium through the tunnel via one-way glass (so the players don’t get distracted). Tickets ain’t gunna be cheap tho. From an EveningStandard article:
The cheapest premiere seat will cost from just over £100, including VAT, which buys “guests” a heated seat, a USB charging socket and access to lounges.
Suites with a private chef cost from about £380 and then at the top end those paying from about £640 get access to “H Club” suites with “Michelin star calibre” dining and the chance to eat at a table with former Spurs stars.
From about £230, there are two “Sky Lounges” running nine floors above on each side of the pitch offering “panoramic views both within and outside the stadium”.
We’re already planning a CBB Sky Lounge party. We’ll let you know the details.