It’s been a long time coming, but after several lengthy delays the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened its doors at the start of April 2019. Boasting a capacity of over 62,000, making it the biggest football stadium in London and – crucially – larger than that of Tottenham’s bitter local rivals Arsenal – fans of the lillywhites will be hoping that the stunning arena will finally help propel the club to glory after more than ten years without a trophy.
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, and with the club now regular participants in European tournaments too, Spurs typically play at least 30 home games per season, meaning that visitors will have plenty of opportunities to come along and see a game – if they can get a ticket, of course.
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 performing well on the pitch under Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino 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.
This reputable online ticket exchange service allows you to buy resold 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 at the gate. Prices are set by the seller, so they tend to be rather high. Online reviews are extremely positive, especially for their delivery service (they even offer downloadable e-tickets) 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. For example, when we searched for tickets for Spurs’ ten remaining games of the 2018/19 season, we found plenty of tickets on sale for each fixture, including for the glamour Champions League ties with Man City. Additionally, if you’re happy to push the boat out, StubHub also offer VIP tickets.
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 – often at a substantial mark-up. There are usually tickets available for most Spurs games, though the close to kick-off 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.
The Tottenham box office is braced for a serious onslaught of interest as the new stadium opens for business. As was the case at the much smaller White Hart Lane, supply is expected to continue outstripping demand. Nonetheless, if you’d like the security of purchasing a ticket through the club rather than a secondary source, there are still options available. To give yourself a chance you’ll need to become an official club member. One Hotspur + members are given access to the Advanced Member Ticket Priority Window, whereas standard One Hotspur members need to wait for a Guest Sale, which is when tickets remain unsold after priority members have been given the chance to purchase them. General sale is also a possibility, but very unlikely given the expected demand at the new stadium. One final option is the club’s Ticket Exchange scheme, which sees season ticket holders and other members sell tickets back to the club for games they aren’t attending.