Tottenham Hotspur’s new £850m stadium will be completely cashless, according to the club’s official website. The stadium, which is still under construction and set to be completed for the start of the 2018-19 season, is doing away with physical money in an attempt to create a modern stadium with hyper fast service.
The club’s website says: “The stadium has been designed with technology incorporated into the fabric of the building to enhance the fan experience, with free Wi-Fi in all areas and high-density mobile coverage.”
It continues: “A new free mobile app will be available to help you get the most out of your match day…in our well-connected, cashless stadium, all payments are to be made using either a contactless card or via your mobile phone to help speed up service.”
The club have just finished restoring the original frontage of the Tottenham & Edmonton dispensary (pictured below), which will go into use in the club store.
The stadium does not yet have a name, and if the naming rights are not sold to a third party before the start of the season, it will be known as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It will seat 62,062 occupants, and is part of a larger redevelopment project which will also include 579 homes, a 180-room hotel, a health centre, a museum dedicated to Spurs, and Lilywhite House, which contains a Sainsbury’s supermarket, a sixth form college, and the club’s administrative operations.