We all knew this was coming, but that doesn’t mean it will be any easier to get through.
Next Monday, the process of demolishing White Hart Lane will begin. Spurs and Manchester United play on Sunday, in what will be the final game ever played at Tottenham’s original home stadium.
The news of the demolition’s timetable comes from the latest meeting of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust. A full summary of last Tuesday’s meeting is available here.
It seems like a quick turnaround after the United game, but the club don’t have a lot of time to spare. The construction plans have been made so that Spurs only have to spend one season away from their home in North London. The sooner the demolition of White Hart Lane begins, the sooner the new stadium will be ready. No one wants the opening of our incredible new arena to be delayed, especially Daniel Levy.
According to the club, it will take about three months for WHL to be completely taken apart. Things are going to look awfully weird on Tottenham High Road when our darling chunk of rusted sheet-metal is no longer around.
Take some time this week and weekend to really come to terms with the end of White Hart Lane. It will live on in videos, pictures, and memories, but physically it will be enveloped by the new stadium construction site.
And now I’m going to go cry. Long live The Lane!