Over the past few weeks, Tottenham Hotspur has been teasing out more and more details about their new stadium, which is scheduled to open in time for the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Most of that info has come via updates on the stadium’s overall progress and the ongoing construction of the mammoth south stand, expected to be the largest single tier stand in the United Kingdom.
Today on Facebook, however, the club shared information about one of the more minor details, but one that is expected to impact every single person who will attend a match at Spurs’ new stadium: the seats.
I’m a sucker for shows like How It’s Made, so this kind of thing is right up my alley. Seats may not seem like a big deal, but if you’ve ever sat for a multi-hour game in a stadium with god-awful bench seating or cheap seats, you’ll understand why this might be of interest to some fans. In fact, having attended a game at White Hart Lane (thanks again, everyone), I can tell you from experience how tiny and crappy those seats were. These look like a significant step up, both in size and quality.
Also, I noticed that the seats will be installed as part of a rail system and not bolted to the ground. This will probably give the club the flexibility to adjust the amount of space between the seats as needed if they, say, need to cram a few hundred more people into the stadium for a big NFL game or a Champions League semifinal home fixture, or just want to give the fans a few more inches of space.
Now we’ll need to wait and see what the seat designs on the various tiers will look like. The stadium is getting closer and closer to completion, y’all! Get excited!