Time capsule takes its place within new stadium
Thu 13 December 2018, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Daniel Levy and members of the Club’s Board of Directors, along with John Fennelly, Club Historian, John McDermott, Head of Academy Coaching and Player Development, and representatives from the Club’s Academy teams yesterday (Wednesday 12 December, 2018) lowered our time capsule into position in the new stadium’s West Atrium.
Time capsules have traditionally been used as a means of communicating with future generations, containing key items from the time in order to provide an insight into the era. The introduction of modern technologies potentially renders traditional time capsules redundant.
Our capsule therefore contains a number of artefacts and documents that capture the emotions and passions of our time at White Hart Lane, our aspirations for the future of the Club and our predictions of how things will be in 50 years’ time, when the capsule will be opened.
Our aim has been to produce a capsule that stands the test of time and gives fans and players of the future a unique sense of the Club and its supporters today.
The capsule will be on view through a glass cover in the West Atrium and part of the stadium tour route. It sits within a casing produced by Archway Sheet Metal Works Ltd – a business formerly based on Paxton Road.
Daniel Levy, Chairman, said: “We are at a significant point in the Club’s history as we embark on our next chapter and prepare to enter a new home that will be enjoyed by future generations and our community for years to come.
“It is vitally important that we, as custodians of this great Club, capture this moment in time and give future generations of players and supporters an insight into our thoughts and hopes during this exciting era.
"I am delighted that we were joined by members of our Academy teams for this historic moment and hope that they are here in 50 years’ time to open the capsule."