Spurs have planning approved for improvement to Hotspur Way training facility

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have had planning permission approved for an additional facility to be added to the grounds of their Hotspur Way training facility.

Enfield Council have approved the plans for the Premier League club to build an amphitheatre, which is 11 metres wide and will be sunken 0.45m below ground level, not to cause a visual impact on the area.

Football.London revealed that the plans for the new facility, which can seat 60 people were submitted in August and were given the green light by the local authorities planning department last month.

The purpose of the development of the amphitheatre is said to help aid first team and academy bonding, whilst also having a use for the local community with a stipulation that work on the project must commence within three years of the decision.

Hotspur Way already boasts a state-of-the-art players’ lodge which has been used in the past by the Brazilian national team (Football.London) along with 15 grass pitches, of which four are used by Jose Mourinho’s first team (Spurs official).

“The amphitheatre will offer the opportunity for larger groups to gather in a more informal setting,” the application quoted by Football.London read.

“This space will be used by the first team and academy years along with their families as a part of social and team building exercises.

“It will also be used for educational purposes as a space for school and community groups to gather.

A render of the planned amphitheatre

“The position of the amphitheatre (shown above) adjacent to the training centre’s Crested Newt Habitat allows for the space to become a part of the club’s wider project (alongside the Spurs Environmental Centre and Nature Reserve) for community education and involvement in biodiversity and ecology in the area.

“The proposed amphitheatre will provide seating for approximately 60 people, although it is not generally anticipated that this level of occupancy will be utilised.”

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