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Blackout Support Spurs Screen for White Hart Lane Farewell

We played our part in a memorable final day at White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspur FC ended 118 years at their historic stadium in style.

Spurs are moving to a new 61,000-seater ground adjacent to their traditional home, and said goodbye to ‘The Lane’ with a day of nostalgia and celebration when Manchester United visited on Sunday, May 14th.

Fans enjoyed a 2-1 home win and then a series of presentations looking back at more than a century of football at the stadium, along with personal appearances from former playing legends Glenn Hoddle, Teddy Sheringham, David Ginola and many more.

We worked alongside Universal Pixels and Stageco to install a 16m by 19m giant video screen in one corner of the stadium.

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The original plan – to have two giant screens – had to be adjusted as Alex Duke, who project managed the event, explained:

“We were originally approached by Andrew Zweck from Sensible Events to install two screens over the existing Jumbotron screens at each end of White Hart Lane.

“This idea, although it would have looked spectacular, was too complicated to deliver to the satisfaction of all parties in the available time frame.

“The solution was to build a ground support screen in the corner of the stadium and use that in conjunction with the existing screens.

“We worked in conjunction with Universal Pixels and Stageco to install the screen on a 15m high Stageco ground support, which was lifted in using one of the building site tower cranes.

“We used seven two-tonne Loadstar motors to lift the screen and runs of Thomas 30cm Super Truss to stabilise and brace the screen against the Stageco structure.”

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White Hart Lane has now been largely demolished, with Spurs playing their home games at Wembley Stadium during 2017-18 season ahead of moving into their new ground, which will be the largest club stadium in London, for the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

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