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No close season at the Lane!

Posted on 2 August 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

You’d be forgiven for thinking that White Hart Lane shuts down for during the close season but that couldn’t be further from the truth - we caught up with Stadium Manager Jon Babbs on why it’s been anything but a quiet summer at the Lane.

“This summer we have had a large amount of work to do in advance of the start of the season in August," revealed John.

"Some of the work we have carried out have been large jobs. For example we found that we had a major blockage in the main waste pipe serving the toilets adjacent to Blocks A and B in the East Stand and so carried out remedial works at the beginning of the summer.

"This is probably the first time that proactive drainage maintenance on this scale has been undertaken pre season and hopefully this will ensure all the toilets remain operational throughout the season.”

“Other large jobs include the new sportswear shop that we are opening on Tottenham High Road and the renovations that have taken place to the concourse area behind the shelf.

"We’ve also carried out in the region of 100 routine maintenance tasks, 40 legislative building works as well countless small jobs including everything from replacing the flags on the stadium roof to a complete refurbishment of the floodlights.

"All in all we have undertaken and completed something like 200 individual maintenance and repair jobs, all part of getting the stadium ready for the big kick off on August 14.”