English Premier League soccer side Tottenham Hotspur FC is busy putting the finishing touches on its new (and delayed) stadium, including burying a time capsule containing club artifacts at its new home.
The steel capsule was lowered into a specially created chamber in the floor of the new stadium’s West Atrium. It contained a number of club documents and memorabilia that, according to the club, “capture the emotions and passions of our time at White Hart Lane, our aspirations for the future of the club, and our prediction of how things will be in 50 years’ time”.
The capsule was filled and sealed at a ceremony attended by club chairman Daniel Levy, members of the club’s board of directors, a Spurs historian and members of the club’s academy youth teams. The time capsule’s chamber is covered with glass to enable fans on a stadium tour to view it, and it will remain on display until December 12, 2068, when it is to be opened.
“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,” said Daniel Levy.
“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.”