Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed that its new stadium has been “future-proofed” to allow for safe standing.
Terraced areas are not allowed at Premier League stadiums following the Taylor Report into the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989, but several clubs, including Manchester United, have indicated their interested in installing safe standing areas. While the Government last year said it was “unconvinced” by safe standing, Scottish champions Celtic opened a 2,600-capacity safe standing area in 2016.
As the London club revealed a series of new details about its 62,000-capacity stadium, which is to open in time for the 2018-19 season, it said areas of the South Stand and away area have been earmarked for safe standing should the law change.
Some 42,000 seats will be reserved for season ticket holders, which is double the figure at White Hart Lane, the club’s former ground.
The dearest ticket, priced at £1995, is an increase of £295 from the current highest offering at Wembley Stadium, the club’s temporary home for 2017-18. The least expensive passes are £795, which is just £30 more than the cheapest seat at White Hart Lane.
A Tottenham spokesperson said: “Our new home will be a stadium for everyone, offering each and every fan an exceptional matchday experience.
“This will be London’s largest football club stadium with a capacity of more than 62,000 and you will be amazed at just how intimate and close to the action you will feel with a seating bowl designed to place fans closer to the pitch than at any other comparable size stadium in the UK.”
The club said there will be two separate ticketing platforms available for season ticket holders to utilise should they be unable to attend any Premier League match.
As well as the existing Ticket Exchange, which allows them to sell tickets for individual games, the new Ticket Share scheme will let them nominate a different user.
The club said: “From the start of next season, we shall be launching a second method for season ticket holders to transfer their tickets for a specific fixture. Ticket Share will allow season ticket holders to assign their ticket for any particular match as an e-ticket to a nominated friend or family member.”