Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said plans to offer fans a glass-walled view of the players’ tunnel at the Premier League club’s new stadium are “dangerous”.
Tottenham are selling 104 corporate seats that will have access to a glass-walled restaurant adjacent to where the players line up to walk out of the tunnel. Spurs were involved in a row in the tunnel at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge after their title chances were ended last season.
Tottenham’s redeveloped White Hart Lane stadium is set to be completed in time for the 2018-19 season. The club will play home games at Wembley Stadium next season before returning to their 61,000-capacity rebuilt arena.
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“[The plans are] dangerous, dangerous, because there have been a lot of things in the tunnel,” Pochettino said yesterday (Thursday). “I can’t tell you [what happens]. It will be a very expensive [seat]”.
Tottenham said the special corporate seats will cost £9,500 ($11,000/€11,700) each but must be bought in pairs — in addition to a £30,000 membership fee. They are the second-most expensive in the new stadium behind the H club, which will be priced at £15,000 per seat.
Spurs will attempt to recoup some of the £750m cost of redevelopment by offering 7,000 corporate seats at the new stadium – 11 per cent of the new capacity.