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Former players Scott Parker, Gary Mabbutt and Ledley King.
Rebecca Wayman

Tottenham Hotspur holds exclusive film premiere showcasing White Hart Lane legacy

Last night (November 30), Tottenham Hotspur 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 U18 Academy squad, joined guests including notable former players.

This was held at the BT Sport Production Hub in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

The club’s 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.”

The one-hour film is to air for the first time in the UK, exclusively on BT Sport 1 at 9pm on Saturday, December 16. This follows Tottenham Hotspur’s live match with Manchester City on the same evening.

It captures the 118-year story of the stadium that rose from small beginnings to become a London landmark, bringing to life the match-day experience and recalling memorable moments in history.

The story is told using rarely seen archive of classic moments and interviews with former players such as Cliff Jones, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle, Ledley King and Ossie Ardiles.

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.”

The night also recognised the work of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, a charity that benefited from fundraising activity during White Hart Lane’s Finale in May.

Following The Lane’s exclusive airing on BT Sport, the film will be available to purchase for download or stream via iTunes or Amazon.

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