The pitch at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is looking more like the finished product after the markings were painted on its surface.
Work has now taken place to paint the touchlines, penalty areas and halfway circle. The penalty spots were yet to be painted at the new 62,062-seater stadium on Saturday afternoon but there were workers continuing to paint the lines as the day wore on.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are further up the country at Wolves on Saturday for the Premier League’s late kick-off. They will play their home matches at Wembley until the end of 2018 at least, but their future home is looking more and more like the finished article inside.
The club revealed this week that the new golden cockerel that will sit on the roof of the south stand will now face in a different direction after pressure from fans. The cockerel was due to face north, and does so in the FIFA 19 computer game which already allows gamers to play in the new stadium.
At White Hart Lane the cockerel was always positioned with its left wing facing the pitch so for any fan or player looking up, it appeared as it does on the club’s crest.
The club announced that: “After further discussion within the club and consulting our club historian, we have taken the decision to maintain this tradition at the new stadium – our new cockerel will therefore be positioned with its left wing facing towards the pitch. Additionally, this change will be reflected in FIFA 19 in the upcoming months.”
Here are the latest photos from the new stadium construction site including those pitch markings:
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