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Zumtobel Group named official lighting partner for new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Zumtobel Group, a leading supplier of innovative lighting solutions and services, has been announced as the official lighting partner for the new North London stadium of English Premier League (EPL) football club, Tottenham Hotspur.


Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) has commissioned the Zumtobel Group to design and develop the lighting across its new stadium including player facilities, seating bowl, circulation concourse and the extensive façade. Scheduled to open in 2018, the state-of-the-art sporting venue will also play host to National Football League (NFL) games, music concerts and a range of other events.


Tottenham Hotspur, known to many simply as “Spurs”, have set themselves the goal of creating an unrivalled fan experience inside its stunning new 61,559-seater stadium, which will the largest of any soccer team in London. The Club is therefore committed to making maximum use of modern technology and the latest in innovation. The same principle naturally applies to the lighting solution, as the right blend of vertical and horizontal lighting is an essential part of any successful stadium.


With the Zumtobel Group, Spurs have chosen a partner who can call on its acdc, Reiss, Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel brands, as well as Zumtobel Group Services, to deliver sophisticated and intelligent lighting solutions.


The Zumtobel Group has extensive expertise when it comes to illuminating stadiums and realising large and complex projects. Thorn, a brand of the Zumtobel Group, was responsible for lighting the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint Étienne, the recently re-named Groupama Stadium in Lyon, also known as the “Stadium of Light”, and the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, all of which were host stadia for the 2016 UEFA European Championships (UEFA EURO 2016) in France. Such a comprehensive product portfolio means that the Zumtobel Group is well equipped to offer cutting-edge intelligent lighting solutions for London’s next great arena.


Matthew Collecott, Director of Operations, Tottenham Hotspur, said:

Zumtobel Group is a leading supplier of integrated lighting solutions and we are delighted to announce them as a key supplier for the stadium project. We have every confidence in their ability to deliver a world-class lighting system as part of one of the most atmospheric and technologically advanced stadiums in the world.


Paul Coggins, SVP Northern Europe, Zumtobel Group, was similarly enthusiastic:

We are very pleased to be able to illuminate the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium with our product solutions and to help shape the fan experience through our lighting. This project offers us the opportunity to take full advantage of our multi-brand strategy and to demonstrate our expertise in the development of innovative lighting solutions for large-scale venues and projects.


Further information about THFC’s new stadium, visit: http://new-stadium.tottenhamhotspur.com/


About THFC’s new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur unveiled an array of exclusive views inside its new stadium after launching its premium suite, lounge and seat offering for the world-class venue back in January.


The Populous-designed stadium will feature a retractable grass field for THFC home fixtures, with an artificial surface underneath that will be multi-use and capable of hosting NFL matches, concerts and other high-profile events.


The Club aims to revolutionise the match-day experience and set a new benchmark for premium offerings in sports and entertainment venues. The new stadium design will strive to deliver the ultimate occasion for every visitor as part of its commitment to delivering the best possible fan experience.


The wide choice of premium suites, new style lounges and seats available include the first purpose-built glass-walled Tunnel Club in the UK, The H Club, an exceptional Members’ Club, contemporary ‘Super Loges’ for a more intimate dining experience, and a ground-breaking Sky Lounge with panoramic views into the stadium and across the city.


The new development will be home to what is believed to be the longest general admission bar in a UK stadium (86.8 metres) and to a wide range of regional street food concepts available to all general admission guests that will be unlike the offering at any other UK venue.


Furthermore, provision will be made for the world’s first stadium micro-brewery and in-house bakery. The brewery will allow for the production of one million pints of craft beer a year, while the onsite bakery will produce artisan breads and pastries for every food outlet in the stadium, ranging from general admission areas to boxes.


With a capacity of more than 61,000, Populous have worked hard with the Club to ensure that the fan experience and stadium atmosphere are at the heart of the design. A 17,000 single tier stand, the largest in the UK, will generate ‘a wall of sound’ coupled with a tight atmospheric bowl ensuring spectators are closer to the pitch than at any other comparable ground in the UK with uninterrupted views for all at every event.


Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, said:

We believe our new stadium will redefine sports and entertainment experiences. We have travelled to some of the best venues in the world to ensure no stone is left unturned in order to deliver experiences that are unparalleled for all our visitors. It will provide the world-class facilities our players and fans deserve and bring much needed regeneration to the local area.


New stadium site by numbers

  • Up to 1,500 people working onsite
  • 8 tower cranes used onsite
  • 1,621 doors will be installed
  • 72,000 square metres of concrete will be poured
  • 729 staircases will be fitted
  • 1,101 concrete columns will support
  • 12,000 tins of paint will be used



Images, courtesy: Populous


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