Tottenham Stadium opens doors for first time as £800m new ground hosts under-18 test event

TOTTENHAM have finally opened the doors on their new £800million stadium.

Spurs club is staging a test event in front of 30,000 fans as they look to get safety clearance for the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on April 3.

 Tottenham have opened the doors to their new stadium for the first time

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Tottenham have opened the doors to their new stadium for the first time

The stunning 62,062 capacity venue is claimed to be the most advanced sporting arena in the world – but has been hit by a series of delays and frustrations.

Plans to be in place by October were dashed as building work ran over time, and then the club discovered serious problems with the safety systems forcing a further four months of work to be carried out.

But Daniel Levy’s dream to be in the ground this season has finally been realised and the club should be playing their final five Premier League matches of the season there – plus the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

The South Stand has been based on the Yellow Wall at Borussia Dortmund, a single-tier 17,500-seater stand which is designed to create a stunning atmosphere.

No expense has been spared in the design, which saw Levy and architect consultant Christopher Lee travel the world looking at other stadiums, airport terminals and arenas to gain inspiration.

The stands have a 35 degree angle, with the idea of ensuring the fans are on top of the pitch as much as possible.

And it is claimed the maximum distances of the seats are more than half those at West Ham’s London Stadium and Wembley.

There are 3,000 seats available for away supporters, and to enable the South Stand to be built the corporate boxes only stretch three-quarters of the way round the ground.

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