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Tottenham reveal the name of their new stadium

The Naming Rights Arena is nearly a reality

Tottenham’s nAMING rIGHTS aRENA

Last month, the official Tottenham website posted details on their new stadium, and they have now added some splendid 3-dimensional images of the structure to be built on the 20-acre Northumberland Development Project. Knowing that people today feel uncomfortable with entertainment unless it is endorsed by a global corporation (Barclays Premier League, anyone?), they plan to sell the stadium’s name to the highest bidder. Either ‘Naming Rights’ is an airline we’ve never heard of, or no one has come forward with the cash.

Tottenham’s Naming Rights ARena

When we first saw this stadium, we believed it to be a curvy interpretation of the Emirates, but according to Tottenham’s OS, the design echoes the “flowing lines of football”, whatever that means:

“The visuals of the new stadium show that it’s really seen as a building which responds to the brand, which we see as representing style and flowing lines of football.”We have spent a great deal of time looking at different roof formations. The roof has been designed to focus the noise back onto the crowd and onto the pitch. All seating is enclosed, there are no open corners, so everything is focused back onto the pitch and the acoustics will maximise the impact of the vocal support from fans. The stadium will have a roof that allows us to have four large screens up in the top corners, which means every spectator will be able to see a whole host of information.

“The plans we have produced will result in close proximity for the fans to the pitch, we are going to be metres closer than other stadiums of comparable size. We are fine tuning the plans and these will ultimately determine the final capacity.”

[Tottenham OS via Run of Play]

15 responses so far
  • billiospur // December 16, 2008 at 9:39 am

    fans close etc = key

    enclosed all round great!

    looks more european stadia

    image blends with the local environment issues
    a boost for local business in the area!!

    cmon u spurs!!

    each side of the stadium ……nominated famous spurs people names?

    gonna be awesome!

    cmon u spurs!!

  • Nick C // December 16, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Love the aluminium round the outside- they should call it The Mansion

  • Gary the Gunner // December 16, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I agree, name the stands after some of your best players over the last few years. You could have:

    The Robbie Keane End?
    The Dimitar Berbatov Upper?
    The Michael Carrick Quadrant?
    The Jermaine Jenas Stand?

  • ShelfSide // December 16, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Gary – much like the Emirates eh?

    The Tierry Henry End?
    The Patrick Viera Lower?
    The William Gallas with Wenger up his rear end?
    The Eduardo Silva whats that coming out of your sock…is it your ankle? kop?

  • tEQUILLA sLAMMER // December 16, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    fuk off gary the fukwit
    im sure we wont name it after the arab sandfukkers like you dickheads!!! emirates spelt backwards is “Fuck off gooner filth” !!! :)

  • nick the yid // December 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    shelfside: classic

  • Luke Durkin // December 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I would like to see statues of Spurs Hall of Fame players at each corner of the ground. Anyone agree? Jimmy Greaves, Ossie Ardilles, Paul Gascoigne, Ricardo Villa etc. Would be an awesome feature.

  • donspur // December 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    A serious suggestion, inspired by THFC’s unique history and special pride, is to include “Hotspur” as well as the sponsor in the name; e.g. “The Puma Hotspur Stadium.”

  • Luke Durkin // December 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Why not name the ends after these guys! Not messin around but this is far more suitable in respect to what these players have achieved at the club.

  • Luke Durkin // December 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    good idea donspur that sounds wicked mate! I cant wait until this gets underway

  • superyid // December 16, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    At last the details have been revealed, hurry up and build the stadium then we can really compete with the bigboys.

    60,000 yids that’s more like it!

  • Mesmo // December 17, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Why would anyone make a serious contribution to this dog of a website?

  • I hate goons // December 17, 2008 at 9:33 am

    oi goon, f off mate. If you want to name corners after the best players then you whole ground should be called the henry stand. and since he left you aint won f – all and lets face it, your gonna win f- all again.

    oh how the milk cup feels like the champs league now ey? when all you have is a pre-seasonal vase from an airline

  • f u ShelfSide // July 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    bantering about a players injury? shows real class from you yids..

  • f u ShelfSide // July 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    with nearly 60,000 capacity it will be the biggest stadium in the championship next season!

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