When Tottenham Hotspur FC embarked on its mission to replace the White Hart Lane Stadium, it aimed to create a “sport and leisure destination for London with a multi-use stadium capable of staging major sporting and non-sporting events.”
Making the stadium truly multi-use would require a feat of innovative engineering never seen before: a full-size Premier League pitch that would retract to reveal a synthetic NFL American football field beneath it.
ARX engineered a world-first solution that splits the real grass Premier League pitch into three sections before rolling it away into a storage area beneath the South Stand. The 10,000-tonne pitch takes just 25 minutes to retract.
In addition, the entire touchline, pitch surround and player tunnel ramps rise and fall through a height of 1.65m to meet the different levels of the grass and synthetic playing surfaces.
ARX has a proven track record in delivering innovative solutions and this bespoke pitch mechanism will allow our new stadium to host a range of major events in addition to Tottenham Hotspur matches, as we strive to create a venue that is a hive of activity all year round
Director of Operations & Finance
Tottenham Hotspur FC