Opinion: Five reasons why Spurs’ new stadium has failed to live up to the hype

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s new state of the art stadium is nothing short of an architectural masterpiece. However, this hasn’t stopped it from failing to live up to the hype for some fans compared to their beloved White Hart Lane.

In this list, we are going through five reasons why we feel it has been an anti-climax.

Ticket prices

Since arriving at the new stadium, ticket prices have seen an increase. This may not be as much of a problem if we were putting in good performances, but we’re not. More money, lesser product and now the risk of no Champions League football.


On a less serious note, there are over 20,000 more people at the Lane. This means there are in excess 60,000 people queuing up for a few toilets. Not much fun after a few beers…


Even though the stadium is bigger, the atmosphere hasn’t been comparable to the old one. Maybe this is due to the number of tourists that it attracts, but the bottom line is, it’s not the same. Nothing will compare to singing ‘We are Tottenham, super Tottenham’ at the old establishment.


Another factor which contributes to the lack of atmosphere is the ban on persistent standing, this is completely absurd. Some people stand to get a better view of the game. Moreover, I can’t think of any fans who actually have a problem with standing.

No longer a ‘form fortress’

In our last year at the old Lane, we completed a formidable season without suffering defect on our home turf. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to reciprocate this form at the new stadium with many losses to teams we would have easily swept aside at our former stomping ground.

This has been very disappointing, especially in comparison to our 16/17 season. Overall, slightly demoralising.

Do you agree with this list? let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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