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Tottenham Hotspur: New stadium images revealed

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Media captionTottenham Hotspur are due to move into their new stadium in September 2018

Tottenham Hotspur have revealed images of the club's new stadium which is being built in north London.

The 61,000-seat stadium will be the largest-capacity football club ground in the capital when it opens in 2018.

It will include what is believed to be the longest general admission bar in a UK stadium as well as heated seats, a micro-brewery and an in-house bakery.

Chairman Daniel Levy said the ground would "redefine sports and entertainment experiences".

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Image caption The 61,000-seat stadium will be the largest-capacity football club ground in London

The stadium will have a retractable grass field and an artificial surface underneath it allowing the ground to host football games, NFL matches, concerts and other events.

Other features in the stadium include:

  • A glass-walled players' tunnel allowing people a view of what is happening behind the scenes before a game
  • A 285ft (86.8m) long general admission bar
  • A new beer delivery system which will enable staff to deliver 10,000 pints per minute
  • Premium seats which will be heated and have USB points
  • A 17,000 single tier stand, which will be the largest in the UK

The new stadium is expected to cost £750m but will create about 3,500 jobs in the area when it is finished, according to the club.

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Image caption A glass-walled tunnel will give people behind-the-scenes views of the action
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Image caption The ninth-floor Sky Lounge will provide panoramic views of the area

Mauricio Pochettino's side will temporarily relocate for the 2017-18 season as the stadium is being built.

The Football Association (FA) has given Tottenham the option to hire Wembley but Conservative MP Bob Blackman warned in the Commons this could lead to the "potential abuse" of the "national treasure".

Wembley has also been suggested as a temporary home for Chelsea when a new 60,000-seat stadium is built at Stamford Bridge.

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Image caption The stadium is expected to cost about £750m

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