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New Tottenham Hotspur stadium to maximise crowd noise

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has revealed the first images of the design for its new stadium, which its architects claim will make the most of its supporters' chants.

The 60,000 capacity venue, which will replace the club's existing White Hart Lane ground, is being designed by architects KSS and structural engineers Buro Happold.

"The roof has been designed to focus the noise back onto the crowd and onto the pitch," says KSS chairman David Keirle.

"All seating is enclosed, there are no open corners, so everything is focused back onto the pitch and the acoustics will maximise the impact of the vocal support from fans. The stadium will have a roof that allows us to have four large screens up in the top corners, which means every spectator will be able to see a whole host of information.

"The plans we have produced will result in close proximity for the fans to the pitch, we are going to be metres closer than other stadiums of comparable size. We are fine tuning the plans and these will ultimately determine the final capacity."

Construction of the new stadium will come in a phased delivery, built adjacent to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy praised the designs but warned that it might be a significant time period before the plans came to fruition.

"Development projects on this scale take a long time from the initial starting point to final completion," said Levy.

"Any new stadia we have seen recently would have been designed at least eight to ten years ago. We are designing for our future and this stadium design has been described as the first of the next generation of stadia."

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