Tottenham's new stadium work continues apace as old ground White Hart Lane loses its West Stand

White Hart Lane is already a shell of a stadium less than a week after the season drew to a close

Luke Brown
Tuesday 23 May 2017 12:29
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It is hoped the new stadium will be ready in time for the 2018/19 season
It is hoped the new stadium will be ready in time for the 2018/19 season

Work on Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium continues apace, with old ground White Hart Lane now in a state of complete disrepair less than a week after the Premier League season drew to a close.

The club are building a brand new 61,559-capacity stadium adjacent to the Lane, which they hope to be ready in time for the 2018/19 campaign.

Builders have been working on the new stadium for over a year, but with the current campaign over they can now concentrate on completely demolishing White Hart Lane to make space for the new stadium. Spurs will play their home games at Wembley Stadium next season.

The turf has now been completely dug up at the old stadium – with most of the lower seating ripped out – and a number of diggers and bulldozers can be seen on the pitch.

Pictures posted to the club’s social media accounts also show a large bulldozer ripping apart the club’s West Stand.

Pictures posted by the club show the West Stand being completely demolished

Another image posted by the club shows one of the historic golden cockerel being carefully removed from the top of the stand.

The cockerel has a twin which is located on top of the East Stand and will be removed shortly.

One of Tottenham's iconic golden cockerels has been placed into storage (Instagram @SpursOfficial)

Tottenham’s new stadium will be the largest football ground in London and will also serve as a venue for at least two NFL International Series matches a season.

There are also plans for the ground to host pop concerts as well as other sporting fixtures.

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