If you want to know more about your beloved Tottenham Hotspur, you should probably start by learning about the place where all the hard work begins – the training ground.

What you see on the pitch every weekend does not happen by coincidence, it is the product of hours and hours of dedication from the Spurs players. It is also the place that Ange Postecoglou and his coaching staff get to implement new ideas and styles of play.

Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground name

Hotspur Way
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Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground is officially called the Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, but is more commonly known as Hotspur Way. The training facilities are located in Enfield, North London and opened its doors back in 2012.

How many pitches are at Hotspur Way?

Media attends the Tottenham Hotspur training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League group B match against Olympiacos FC at Hotspur Way traini...
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Put simply, Hotspur Way is huge. There are currently 15 full-size grass pitches (four of which are solely dedicated to the men’s first team), one and a half artificial pitches—all with floodlights—and an 80 x 50m ETFE indoor covered artificial pitch.

The main building was architecturally designed to demonstrate exceptional energy efficiency and houses world-class facilities. The ETFE roof covering the artificial pitch employs a material akin to that utilised for the biodomes at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

What other facilities are there at Tottenham’s training ground?

A general view during an England Gym Session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on November 18, 2023 in Enfield, England.
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Tottenham Hotspur boast some of the best facilities, not just in the Premier League, but in world football. The training ground is equipped with modern amenities including fitness and medical facilities, video analysis rooms, and meeting rooms to provide a comprehensive environment for player development and preparation.

Aside from the footballing aspect of the venue, Hotspur Way was built with the ecological environment in mind, so you will find new and restored hedgerows and field boundaries, an organic kitchen garden and orchard, an attenuation pond, and over 150 newly planted trees and flowers.

As a demonstration of its dedication to the local area surrounding the Training Centre, the club has invested millions of pounds into community initiatives, resulting in the curation of 19 new programs by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. The initiatives have contributed education, mentoring, coaching, and care support for over 2500 people.

There is also player accommodation called, the Lodge which is adjacent to the training ground where players and backroom staff can stay within a 40-bedroom, two-floor, purpose-built crescent building, complete with a green roof, that nestles into its natural surroundings.

Where did Spurs train before?

Spurs Lodge
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Before the construction of the Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, which officially opened in 2012, the club used a different training ground. Tottenham Hotspur’s previous training ground was known as the Chigwell Training Ground or Spurs Lodge.

It was situated in Chigwell, Essex, and served as the club’s training facility before they moved to the new, state-of-the-art Hotspur Way complex in Enfield, North London, at a cost of roughly £45m.

What is the address?

Hotspur Way Training Ground: Hotspur Way, Whitewebbs Lane, Enfield, EN2 9AP

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