Club holds exclusive Premiere for unique docufilm celebrating the legacy of White Hart Lane
01 December 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
• Club representatives, including Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino, join players from throughout the eras for The Lane, The Premiere
• Exclusive event hosted at BT Sport Studios in Olympic Park, London to launch new docufilm celebrating the Club’s historic former stadium
• The Lane captures the 118-year story of the stadium that rose from humble beginnings to become a London landmark
• One-hour docufilm will air exclusively on BT Sport 1 at 9pm on Saturday 16 December and be available to purchase for download or stream via iTunes and Amazon
Tottenham Hotspur last night held an exclusive Premiere of The Lane – a new docufilm celebrating the legacy of the Club’s historic former home, White Hart Lane.
Senior representatives from the Club, including Daniel Levy and the Board of Directors, Mauricio Pochettino and his first team coaching staff, Club captain, Hugo Lloris, and the Club’s Under-18 Academy squad joined special guests including notable former players from throughout the eras at the event held at the BT Sport Production Hub in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
The one-hour film will air for the first time in the UK exclusively on BT Sport 1 at 9pm on Saturday 16 December, following our live match with Manchester City that evening.
It captures the 118-year story of the stadium that rose from humble beginnings to become a London landmark, bringing to life the exhilarating match-day experience and recalling those incredible moments in history, from the glory nights to the unique untold stories that shaped lives.
The story is told using rarely seen archive of classic moments and interviews with legendary former players such as Cliff Jones, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle, Ledley King and Ossie Ardiles. There’s also unparalleled behind-the-scenes access with the current team as the record-breaking final season at White Hart Lane came to an emotional conclusion in May.
Club Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: “White Hart Lane will hold special significance and memories that will last throughout our lives. To be Chairman of the Club as we said farewell to the Lane was a humbling moment.
“We are growing – we outgrew the Lane and we are building a wonderful new home in its place. We are determined it will be a worthy successor to the Lane and a fitting stage for our current and future great teams.”
Upon watching The Lane for the first time, current Manager, Mauricio Pochettino, said: “It was an extremely powerful film that evoked many fantastic memories of a stadium.
“We are building towards an exciting future and always moving forwards, so it is important to reflect on what has gone before and this film will also serve to educate the next generation on what White Hart Lane meant to so many - I’m glad our Academy lads were here tonight to see it too.”
Luke Mellows, the film’s Director and lifelong Spurs fan, said: “This was a real passion project for me and an absolute pleasure to research and shoot during such an exciting and poignant time at the Club.
“I cannot thank the Club enough for the access provided to current and former players at the time, as well as the many fans and great characters I met and who contributed to the project by sharing their fascinating stories of what the Lane meant to them.”
The night also recognised the work of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, a charity that benefitted from fundraising activity during White Hart Lane’s Finale in May.
The Trust is the first of its kind, established and supported by the Club, dedicated to serving the needs of former players who find themselves in a situation that compromises their quality of life.
Following The Lane’s exclusive airing on BT Sport, the film will be available to purchase for download or stream via iTunes or Amazon.