Tottenham reveal 4.5m ‘Golden Cockerel’ will sit on top of new stadium 

Tottenham’s new stadium may have been hit by delays but the club are doing their best to ensure that it will feel like home for supporters when it eventually does open.

A replica of the iconic golden cockerel that was in place at their old White Hart Lane stadium will also be present at their new 62,062-capacity ground, as reported by the club’s official website.

The cockerel, constructed by London Mould Makers, is a scaled-up version of the original that first appeared at White Hart Lane in 1909 and stands at 4.5 metres tall.

Tottenham revealed a replica of their golden cockerel will be in place at their new ground

Tottenham revealed a replica of their golden cockerel will be in place at their new ground

Tottenham revealed a replica of their golden cockerel will be in place at their new ground

Tottenham have been unable to move into the new stadium owing to continued delays

Tottenham have been unable to move into the new stadium owing to continued delays

Tottenham have been unable to move into the new stadium owing to continued delays

The 62,062 capacity stadium looks spectacular from the outside and should be worth the wait

The 62,062 capacity stadium looks spectacular from the outside and should be worth the wait

The 62,062 capacity stadium looks spectacular from the outside and should be worth the wait

Tottenham took a scan of the original structure, which they still own, to ensure that the new cockerel is as similar as possible.

The sculpture, which has been painted with a two-part golden finish, is now ready to be lifted onto the South Stand roof.

Arthur Steward of London Mould Makers, said: “The Cockerel has such a rich history, it tells its own story. It is an honour to preserve that history and pay homage to the original artists who created it.

“Many of our employees working on this project are Tottenham residents, so we are all well aware of the huge benefits this stadium regeneration scheme will bring to the local area.”

In another move to make the new ground – officially known as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – feel more homely, the club have ensured that bricks from the old East Stand have been re-purposed within The Shelf, one of three feature bars at the ground.

The stadium will be the second largest in the Premier League after Old Trafford

The stadium will be the second largest in the Premier League after Old Trafford

The stadium will be the second largest in the Premier League after Old Trafford

NFL games will also be staged at Tottenham's new ground when it eventually opens

NFL games will also be staged at Tottenham's new ground when it eventually opens

NFL games will also be staged at Tottenham’s new ground when it eventually opens

The original cockerel in place at Tottenham's old White Hart Lane stadium 

The original cockerel in place at Tottenham's old White Hart Lane stadium 

The original cockerel in place at Tottenham’s old White Hart Lane stadium 

Furthermore, the concrete floors on the concourses include crushed aggregate taken from White Hart Lane.

The stadium was initially scheduled to open at the start of this season but delays have meant that Tottenham have had to continue using Wembley for the majority of their home matches, while their Carabao Cup third round tie at home to Watford will be played at Milton Keynes Dons’ Stadium MK. 

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