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Spurs' new stadium 'will be greatest ever built' says chief

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Spurs' new stadium 'will be greatest ever built' says chief engineer

By Richard Conway

BBC sports news correspondent

From the section Tottenham

I would help build Spurs stadium - Pochettino

Tottenham's new stadium will be "the greatest that's ever been built", says one of the chief engineers working on the delayed project.

The new 62,000-seat arena was due to open on 15 September.

It means Spurs play Watford in Milton Keynes on Wednesday because their usual temporary home - Wembley Stadium - is not ready after last weekend's Anthony Joshua fight.

"We've tried to do something in double time," engineer Nick Cooper said.

"If you look at any other project of this nature you wouldn't have achieved as much as we've achieved with the stadium.

"Be patient with us, we understand the frustrations."

Contractor Mace has claimed faulty wiring is behind the delay, while Spurs have not given a new completion date. Manager Mauricio Pochettino said he is "confident" it will be ready this year.

"It's been radio silence from the club," says Pete Haine, secretary of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust in reference to the lack of an official date for the first game.

"I can understand their point of view. I can understand the fact they don't want to commit to another date and then fail to meet it.

"As fans we'd like to know, we'd like some certainty. If it's going to be next year then fine. Tell us. We can plan for that."

The situation has been compounded for season ticket holders due to incompatible ticketing systems between the new stadium and Wembley - requiring fans to claim a refund from the club for games that have moved and then having to buy a new ticket for the game at Wembley.

Last month the Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said that he hoped to announce an opening date as soon as possible.

"We are all focused on ensuring contractors deliver our new stadium in the shortest possible period of time and opening our stadium at the earliest opportunity," Levy said.

"We are now being regularly updated on progress and as soon as we have confidence in our project managers' and contractors' ability to deliver against the revised schedule of works, we shall be able to issue dates for test events and the official opening game."

Cooper said the pitch will be laid next week, indicating that the stadium could be nearly ready.
Spurs dividing pitch
The new dividing pitch is currently being installed at the stadium
Built in virtually every corner of the UK - how Tottenham's ground is coming together

The stadium will feature the world's first dividing, retractable grass pitch built by a Leicester-based firm. Underneath will be an artificial NFL surface - all part of Spurs' grand plan to provide a world-class venue for both sports.
The Sky Walk, a unique visitor attraction which will allow people to climb the exterior of the stadium up to 40 metres high, has been manufactured by a Midlands-based construction company.
Six 70-metre trusses capable of extending across the pitch will suspend 950 powerful lights to help grow the grass. The trusses then all fold away, collapsing under the subterranean NFL pitch.
The three pitch trays which form the retractable grass pitch were manufactured across Yorkshire by a Sheffield engineering specialist firm.
The stadium steel works were made by a Lancashire-based company who also worked on the Olympic Stadium.
The concrete panels featuring the club crest, positioned at the north entrance of the stadium, were cast in Scunthorpe.
Spurs claim the local economy will be boosted by £293m each year and 3,500 jobs created across the entire stadium scheme to handle an expected two million visitors per year.
258 affordable homes have been built nearby and money has been ploughed into a partnership with nine independent schools to create the London Academy of Excellence, which is connected to the building that houses the club's new offices.

I notice that most of the important construction work is being done by companies from the North of England.
Obviously the Southern Slackers can't manage anything so complicated.OM
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Old Master wrote:I notice that most of the important construction work is being done by companies from the North of England.
Obviously the Southern Slackers can't manage anything so complicated.OM
:oops:
Or more likely, the southerners have well paid jobs that don't need them to get their hands dirty on menial building work.

OR, just as likely. A northern company will work for a pint of mild and a pigeon compared to the rich southerners.


Oops, you didn't think that through did you, silly northern monkey.
West Adelaide Soccer Club president Alex Alexandrou said the club was still in a position to be playing and training at the new ground either by the end of the 2015 season or in 2016.

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How many kilburns has it taken to build this stadium?
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Stitch This wrote:How many kilburns has it taken to build this stadium?

0.1 of a Kilburn so far
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Old Master wrote:I notice that most of the important construction work is being done by companies from the North of England.
Obviously the Southern Slackers can't manage anything so complicated.OM
:oops:
Or more likely, the southerners have well paid jobs that don't need them to get their hands dirty on menial building work.

OR, just as likely. A northern company will work for a pint of mild and a pigeon compared to the rich southerners.


Oops, you didn't think that through did you, silly northern monkey.

Thanks for taking the bait. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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silly northern monkey, gets found out so claims he was fishing.
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Old Master wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
Old Master wrote:I notice that most of the important construction work is being done by companies from the North of England.
Obviously the Southern Slackers can't manage anything so complicated.OM
:oops:
Or more likely, the southerners have well paid jobs that don't need them to get their hands dirty on menial building work.

OR, just as likely. A northern company will work for a pint of mild and a pigeon compared to the rich southerners.


Oops, you didn't think that through did you, silly northern monkey.

Thanks for taking the bait. :lol: :lol: :lol:
From what I saw in England recently I'd say there would be a fair number of foreign workers working on the stadium.

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How times have changed. I am watching Chelsea TV and they have a FA cup match v Watford 14/03/1970. The Pitch is a disgrace. So much mud. It almost looks like beach soccer.

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money, or lack of it controls everything nowadays. scary isn't it. :roll:

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eagleboy wrote:How times have changed. I am watching Chelsea TV and they have a FA cup match v Watford 14/03/1970. The Pitch is a disgrace. So much mud. It almost looks like beach soccer.
Yes even Wembley Stadium was mud bath for the Chelsea v Leeds for the 1970 Cup Final.

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spurs new stadium 62.000. old Trafford Manchester 76.000. a northern construction plot I presume. :wink:

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THE ORAKLE wrote:spurs new stadium 62.000. old Trafford Manchester 76.000. a northern construction plot I presume. :wink:
You’re the reason so many northern girls head south to London, you hayseeds are always prioritising size over performance.
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Nice One Cyril wrote:
THE ORAKLE wrote:spurs new stadium 62.000. old Trafford Manchester 76.000. a northern construction plot I presume. :wink:
You’re the reason so many northern girls head south to London, you hayseeds are always prioritising size over performance.
:lol:

Northern birds do seem to like a London accent.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Nice One Cyril wrote:
THE ORAKLE wrote:spurs new stadium 62.000. old Trafford Manchester 76.000. a northern construction plot I presume. :wink:
You’re the reason so many northern girls head south to London, you hayseeds are always prioritising size over performance.
:lol:

Northern birds do seem to like a London accent.
If they also liked Kent ones, you would have had more choice ...yet you chose an Aussie accent? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I liked being on top wrote: If they also liked Kent ones, you would have had more choice ...yet you chose an Aussie accent? :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't have a Kent accent though.

She ran a pub, the accent was irrelevant.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
I liked being on top wrote: If they also liked Kent ones, you would have had more choice ...yet you chose an Aussie accent? :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't have a Kent accent though.

She ran a pub, the accent was irrelevant.
If she OWNED the pub, then I'd understand. :wink:
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Bomber wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
I liked being on top wrote: If they also liked Kent ones, you would have had more choice ...yet you chose an Aussie accent? :lol: :lol: :lol:
I don't have a Kent accent though.

She ran a pub, the accent was irrelevant.
If she OWNED the pub, then I'd understand. :wink:
Running is better, free drinks without it coming out of her profit margin.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
Running is better, free drinks without it coming out of her profit margin.
it cost you in the end though...she was one clever lady.....

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God is an Englishman wrote:
Nice One Cyril wrote:
THE ORAKLE wrote:spurs new stadium 62.000. old Trafford Manchester 76.000. a northern construction plot I presume. :wink:
You’re the reason so many northern girls head south to London, you hayseeds are always prioritising size over performance.
:lol:

Northern birds do seem to like a London accent.

obviously southern blokes are easier to get money from. :wink:

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THE ORAKLE wrote:
obviously southern blokes are easier to get money from. :wink:

Correct, we have enough to throw around.
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God is an Englishman wrote:
THE ORAKLE wrote:
obviously southern blokes are easier to get money from. :wink:

Correct, we have enough to throw around.

fools and their money are soon parted. :)

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THE ORAKLE wrote:
God is an Englishman wrote:
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obviously southern blokes are easier to get money from. :wink:

Correct, we have enough to throw around.

fools and their money are soon parted. :)

We have plenty to throw around
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If I had a crap in a plastic bucket then poured the contents into a shiny new silver bucket it would still be just a bucket of shite

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N5 1BH wrote:If I had a crap in a plastic bucket then poured the contents into a shiny new silver bucket it would still be just a bucket of shite
This sounds like an analogy for Arsenal moving from Highbury to the Emirates :lol:
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Nice One Cyril wrote:
N5 1BH wrote:If I had a crap in a plastic bucket then poured the contents into a shiny new silver bucket it would still be just a bucket of shite
This sounds like an analogy for Arsenal moving from Highbury to the Emirates :lol:
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Great stadium, empty trophy cabinet.

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The Spurs have finally won a game in their New Stadium. :shock: :lol:
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Old Master wrote:The Spurs have finally won a game in their New Stadium. :shock: :lol:
Finally?
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Well the opening ceremony was a shocker. Start as you mean to go on I say

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