Returning to N17: 6 Things Tottenham Fans Want to See at Their New Stadium for Next Season

The Spurs family bid farewell to their famous White Hart Lane home at the end of the 2016/17 campaign. After a season away at Wembley this term, their new stadium is almost ready for them to move in.


A new state of the art 62,000 seater stadium is nearing completion, and it promises to be one of the most impressive grounds in Europe.


A lot of features have been shared, such as a sky walk, a retractable NFL pitch, and a host of restaurants and bars. But what are Spurs fans hoping to see when the stadium opens in August?

1. The Name 'White Hart Lane' to Live On

White Hart Lane was the home of Spurs from 1899 to 2017, and the famous stadium hosted over 2,500 games in 118 years.


It was one of the oldest football stadiums in England and holds a lot of history. But with a capacity of only 36,284, Spurs outgrew their beloved home.


The new stadium is going to be world class, and possibly the most impressive football arena in Europe. But with naming rights now popular in football, it has been announced that Spurs' ground will have a different name.


But the name needs to live on in some aspect. It is likely that it will always be referred to as 'The Lane' by the Spurs faithful, but fans would love to see the famous name incorporated into their new home in some way.

2. A Tolerable New Name

As mentioned before, it is now common for a club to have a naming rights deal with a company.


There has been no deal announced as of yet, and reports have claimed that if Spurs move into their new home without a naming rights deal in place, the stadium will simply be known as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


Now, there is nothing wrong with that name. But chairman Daniel Levy has revealed that the club are in talks with a few parties, and therefore fans will be praying that their club do not have a Newcastle 'Sports Direct Arena' style situation. 

3. Legends to Be Honoured

It is common for legends of clubs to be honoured in some way at stadiums. Manchester United have a statue of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law, Liverpool have the Kenny Dalglish Stand, while Wembley has a statue of Bobby Moore.


It would be nice to see Spurs honour their legendary manager of the 1960s and 1970s, Bill Nicholson. The club have already announced they have saved the famous Bill Nick gates from the old stadium and will use them at the new ground.


Ledley King is another Spurs great that the Lilywhites fans worship. A legend of recent times, King only ever played for Tottenham Hotspur. His words, 'This is my club, my one and only club', were displayed around the old White Hart Lane, and it would be great to see him honoured again in a similar way. 

4. Gareth Bale's Potential Return

There have been rumours circulating that Spurs have agreed terms with Gareth Bale over a return to north London, with the club reportedly eager to mark the occasion of moving into their new home with a massive signing. 


This is just a rumour. However, their have been suggestions that Bale could depart the Bernabeu for a while now, and surely almost every Spurs fan would love to see the Welshman back in a Tottenham shirt. 


Bale broke hearts when he left for Madrid in 2013, but there aren't many Spurs supporters who wouldn't welcome him back in a heartbeat.


The 28-year-old is a winner, you cannot dispute his talent, and as long as he is willing to be a team player he would be a huge addition to a Spurs side bursting with talent that just needs that extra something to guide them to silverware.

5. A Long-Awaited Trophy

Spurs fans are desperate for trophies. 


Over the past three years they have supported their team in two Premier League title races, two strong FA Cup runs, and an exciting Champions League group stage, but each time their beloved club have fallen at the last hurdle. 


Supporters are so hungry to see this exciting team lift trophies, because they know that they have it in them.


With a new world class 62,000 seater stadium nearing completion, Spurs fans will be hoping it can deliver silverware.

6. Adele to Perform with Chas and Dave

White Hart Lane was given a fitting farewell at the end of last season. Legends from across the years came out, the current players paraded the pitch and memories were shared. But something that surprised many was the 'Go Compare' man singing Glory Glory Hallelujah. 


But it was a touching moment, as the fans said goodbye to the historic ground.


An opening ceremony is expected for the new stadium. And something all Spurs fans would love to see is 'Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur' leading into a chant of 'Oh when the Spurs' performed by famous Spurs fan Adele, with Chas and Dave on back up vocals (Spurs fans will understand that one).