Tottenham implement a world-first in new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s brand new 62,000 seat stadium is inching towards completion, with all the seats and turf now in place.

The grass was laid this week after it arrived in multiple refrigerated trucks.

Tottenham already had an integrated pitch grow lighting system in place at the new ground, awaiting the arrival of the turf.

The moving structure is a world-first, and weights around 120 tonnes, with 864 lights, covering 7,525 square metres.

The lights are there to ensure the steady growth of the grass, as in most large stadia sunlight is unable to hit every part of the pitch consistently.

The old White Hart Lane lightening system was fixed onto wheels and rolled along the pitch. This new technology is lifted from a storage room under the North Stand by hydraulics, and automatically rolls from one side of the pitch to the other.

The system even leaves enough space for the groundsmen to continue working underneath.

The club implemented this in partnership with SGL, SCX, and Hewitt Sportsturf, yet another example of smart innovation in the new stadium.

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