The 2016/17 season was the end of an era for Tottenham fans, as they waved a tearful goodbye to White Hart Lane – their home since 1899. This coming season, the club will be moving into a brand-spanking new stadium – called Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – located directly next door, having taken up temporary residence at the world famous Wembley Stadium. After several seasons of great promise, many pundits are tipping them for glory under talented young Argentine coach Mario Pochettino.
A match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane in 2013 (Photo: Stephen Willerton via Flickr)
Like all Premier League clubs, Tottenham play 19 home league games a season, with matches taking place from August to May. The English league is also unique in that fixtures are scheduled for both the Christmas and New Year periods, whereas in other European leagues clubs enjoy an extended winter break in December. With cup games on top, Tottenham are likely to play around 22-30 home games next season, meaning that visitors will have plenty of opportunities to come along and see a game – if they can get a ticket, of course.
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That’s where we step in. Matches at the old White Hart Lane were always in high demand, and that’s likely to continue at their new home. In fact, with the club doing so well on the pitch and the novelty factor of a brand new stadium also taking effect, Tottenham could well see unprecedented levels of interest this season. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be able to get a ticket. We’ve done some research and outlined some of the best options available below.
UPDATE: THE OPENING OF THE NEW STADIUM HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL OCTOBER 2018. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL THEN, TOTTENHAM WILL CONTINUE PLAYING HOME GAMES AT WEMBLEY STADIUM.
With Tottenham Hotspur Stadium holding a capacity of 62,000 (double that of their old ground), there’s a good chance that tickets will go on general sale for a number of Spurs home games during the 2017/18 season. This means that you don’t necessarily need to be a Club Member to have a chance of getting a ticket. Details about when tickets go on sale are permanently updated on the club website, so you’re advised to keep an eye on that. If you’re happy to push the boat out, another option is a Hospitality package. Tottenham have created a number of bespoke match-day packages for their new stadium that include a champagne receptions, gourmet meals and match seats in a prime location.
Another reputable online service where you can pick up resold tickets is StubHub, an intermediary for buyers and sellers of tickets for sporting and entertainment events across the globe. The company doesn’t actually own the tickets that they advertise, but to deal with any downsides to this they promise to provide comparable or better tickets for an equivalent event should you encounter a problem. Online reviews are extremely positive, especially for their delivery service (they even offer downloadable e-tickets for some clubs) and customer service team, although buyers and sellers should be aware that StubHub do take a commission on every transaction made on the site. There’s usually excellent availability too, so whatever the game you’re looking to attend there’s a good chance of tickets being on sale. If you’re happy to push the boat out, they also offer VIP tickets.
If you can’t get tickets through the club, there’s still hope – as long as you’re prepared to pay above face value, often substantially. Ticketgum buy tickets from club members which they then own (meaning there’s no risk of fakes) and put them up for sale on their online platform. There are usually tickets available for every Spurs game, though the later in the day you look the more expensive tickets are likely to be. Once you’ve bought your tickets, they’ll be sent by express delivery and you’ll be given a tracking number so you can keep tabs on their arrival. If you’re travelling into London for the game, you can even get them sent to your hotel, or a secure Central London location near to a main train station, for you to collect. The website also offers a 100% money back policy in the event of a game being cancelled.