Tottenham fans will always adore White Hart Lane.
It served as the club’s famous home ground from 1898 until 2017, when it was demolished to make way for the club’s new stadium, which is being built on the same site. This season, they’ve looked out of sorts at times when they’ve played at Wembley, the temporary home while a new 60,000-seat stadium is being erected.
Pretty much every great Spurs player (they moved into the Lane when the club was 16 years old) dominated the White Hart Lane turf – from Danny Blanchflower to Ledley King to Gareth Bale and Harry Kane.
The first game to announce White Hart Lane’s opening was a friendly against Notts County in 1899. In 1908 Tottenham were admitted into the Second Division. In the first Football League game at White Hart Lane, Spurs beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0, with Vivianne Woodward scoring the club’s first goal in the Football League at White Hart Lane.
It’s steeped in history, and friend of the Football Shirt Collective Matthew J Wood, has paid his beautiful tribute to the ground. Have a goose at that:
The minimalistic style somehow captures the beauty of one of English football’s most iconic grounds. Spurs are likely to push onwards and upwards at their new home, but it’ll take a long time before it can boast the history of the old stadium.