The new stadium will be Tottenham Hotspur’s home for generations to come and we want to ensure that it is both safe and secure whilst any impact on the local area is minimised and managed as carefully as possible.
The new stadium is much larger which means there are additional safety and security challenges, so we have had to make a number of changes to our event day operations. This includes new national and safety guidance on how quickly a venue should be able to evacuate in the event of an emergency.
This means extended road closures, new crowd management measures between the stadium and our local stations, bus diversions and parking controls will be put in place.
We shall need to close some roads closest to the stadium before, during and after a match to make it safe for visitors and residents and for emergency access to the area.
During event days, general traffic will not be able to access parts of the High Road between White Hart Lane and Lordship Lane/Lansdowne Road from two hours before and one hour after the event and will be diverted along the routes marked on map (see guide, page 9).
Worcester Avenue will also be closed from 8am on event days and Park Lane for three hours before an event. Parking bays will be suspended on both Park Lane and Worcester Avenue during these times.
If access to your home or business is directly affected by the road closure and you have either a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), Homes for Haringey (HfH) or Blue Badge parking permit, traffic marshals will allow you to pass at vehicle permit check points. Pedestrians will be able to walk along local roads at all times (If you do not have a valid CPZ, HfH or Blue Badge permit, contact your local authority: London Borough of Haringey, Homes for Haringey, London Borough of Enfield)
More information including maps can be found here:
Road closure times depend on the zone and the event start time.
Local roads that will be affected by closures on event days:
- From 8am on event days, Worcester Avenue will close. This is to allow early security checks of staff and vehicles going into the stadium’s basement car park. Park Lane will be closed three hours before an event.
- Love Lane and Whitehall Street will also be closed for up to one and half hours after an event to cater for queues at White Hart Lane station.
- For one to two hours after an event, Leeside Road will be one-way eastbound and Willoughby Lane will be one-way northbound to facilitate leaving the stadium efficiently.
Pre-event or match
From 8am on event days, Worcester Avenue will close. This is to allow early security checks of staff and vehicles going into the stadium’s basement car park. Park Lane will also be closed three hours before an event and all parking bays on Worcester Avenue and Park Lane will be suspended during event days.
- PHASE 1: TWO HOURS TO ONE HOUR BEFORE AN EVENT
Two hours before any match or event, traffic marshals will close the northern section of the High Road from White Hart Lane to Bromley Road. General traffic and TfL buses will be on diversion to the east and west of the stadium.
Residents and businesses who want vehicular access to their properties will need to enter via a vehicle permit check point (see map, page 9-11). Access will be permitted using their CPZ, Homes for Haringey or Blue Badge parking permit.
- PHASE 2: ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE START OF AN EVENT & UP TO 15 MINUTES AFTER
During this period, no vehicles (except emergency services) are permitted in the roads that are highlighted in navy blue on the map above. This is to ensure safety and security is maintained around the stadium. Residents and businesses displaying a valid CPZ, Homes for Haringey or Blue Badge permit will be able to drive through the check points into the roads highlighted purple. Traffic marshals will close the remaining southern section of the High Road to Lordship Lane/Lansdowne Road.
- PHASE 3: DURING AN EVENT
Once an event or match has started, the southern section of the High Road will open for local resident and business access. The northern section (see map, page 10) will remain closed to allow for the safe evacuation of the stadium in an emergency.
Worcester Avenue and Park Lane remain closed to all traffic.
- PHASE 4: 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO FINAL WHISTLE & UP TO ONE HOUR POST-EVENT
The roads surrounding the stadium are at their busiest after an event. Around 15 minutes before the end of an event, the Club traffic marshals will close the High Road from White Hart Lane to Lordship Lane/Lansdowne Road to all traffic. Worcester Avenue and Park Lane will remain closed to allow people to leave the stadium and make their way home. These roads will be closed for up to an hour but the MPS Match Commander may reopen them more quickly. On event days, Love Lane and Whitehall Street will have all parking bays suspended and will be closed for up to one and a half hours after an event to cater for queues at White Hart Lane station. For one to two hours after an event, Leeside Road will be one-way eastbound and Willoughby Lane will be one-way northbound to facilitate leaving the stadium efficiently.
If you have a visitor, they'll be able to park using the current visitor voucher issued by your local authority or Homes for Haringey. If you reside within the traffic management zone they will need to arrive before road closures come into operation.
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply for a parking permit?
If you do not have a valid parking CPZ permit, HfH or Blue Badge permit, or now live in a property included in the event day CPZ and park on-street, you will need to apply for one. You can do so using the details below: London Borough of Haringey, Homes for Haringey, London Borough of Enfield For more information about parking, please see Local Information Parking
Why are you closing the High Road?
The new stadium will be one of biggest visitor attractions in London. Its new and enhanced facilities mean we are expecting fans to arrive earlier than was previously the case, with up to 80% potentially in or around the stadium before kick-off. More rigorous safety requirements for modern stadiums have been introduced, leading us to reduce the time it takes to evacuate all supporters. This means during event days, general traffic will not be able to access parts of the High Road between White Hart Lane and Lordship Lane/Lansdowne Road form two hours before and one hour after an event.
See guide for maps and more information
I am expecting a delivery during the road closure, what do I do?
We would strongly recommend that you avoid deliveries on match-days wherever possible. Delivery drivers will not be able to pass vehicle check points once the road closures are in effect.
I am a local business owner on the High Road. How will I get access?
If you are a business owner and have a valid CPZ permit, you will be able to park on one of the side roads. Pedestrian access to your business will be maintained at all times.
When does the new scheme start?
The new road closures and CPZ will be operational for the first major event on Monday 27 August 2018 in order for the Club and the local authorities to identify and resolve any issues. To keep up to do with our fixtures and any future events, we strongly recommend you register for updates via tottenhamhotspur.com/local.
Will these arrangements change for the NFL or other events?
The principles of the arrangements detailed in this information booklet are the same for all event days. Some changes may be required for the NFL - for example due to increased security, to facilitate the Fan Zone or Tailgate party.
These will always be communicated with the local community and local authorities well in advance.
I am a Blue Badge holder living nearby. Will I still be able to access my home and park on event days?
If you are a Blue Badge holder and live on a road affected by closures, you will still be able to access your property. You will simply need to show stewards or marshals at road closure vehicle permit check points a valid proof of address. This could be your driver’s licence or a utility bill for example.
I am a Blue Badge holder but do not live within the Traffic Management Zone (road closures). Will I be allowed access?
If you are a Blue Badge holder and do not live within the Traffic Management Zone (a valid proof of address will be requested at vehicle permit checkpoints) you will not be permitted access once road closures are in affect (2hrs pre, during, and 1 hr post event). You will need to travel in advance of these, or park outside of the Traffic Management Zone.
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