[160][161] There are many official supporters' clubs located around the world,[162] while an independent supporters club, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust, is officially recognised by the club as the representative body for Spurs supporters. They were NBA champions in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. [38] The team that Burkinshaw rebuilt went on to win the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982[39] and the UEFA Cup in 1984. San Antonio FC are an American professional soccer team based in San Antonio, Texas. [188] This compared to donations of £9,763 in 2005–06. The Rampage played in the AT&T Center in San Antonio, the same arena as the Spurs, from the 2002-03 season until the 2019-20 season. Tottenham were the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. in 1952 for £35,000. Daniel Levy wants Dele Alli to stay but January represents opportunity for England international to get further playing … 101 Great Goals 22:02 18-Nov-20. [81][82] While it was under construction, all Tottenham home games in the 2017–18 season as well as all but five in 2018–19 were played at Wembley Stadium. Peter Holt bought the team in 1993, founding Spurs Sports & Entertainment to be the ownership group. On 2 March 1898, the club also became a limited company, the Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Company. Spurs: Founded: 5 September 1882; 138 years ago (), as Hotspur F.C. The club is owned by ENIC Group. Read full article. [35] They had also won the FA Cup in 1967,[36] and two League Cups (in 1971 and 1973). [60], As they played on public parkland, the club could not charge admission fees and, while the number of spectators grew to a few thousand, it yielded no gate receipts. The AT&T Center is undergoing a renovation of more than $100 million, with improvements that include expanded entrances, renovated concourses, new concessions and bar areas, a larger Fan Shop and a new HD video scoreboard. [58] The first Spurs game reported by the local press took place on Tottenham Marshes on 6 October 1883 against Brownlow Rovers, which Spurs won 9–0. [125] When Thomson was chosen as kit sponsor in 2002 some Tottenham fans were unhappy as the shirt-front logo was red, the colour of their closest rivals, Arsenal. He took the team back to the First Division after finishing top of the Second Division in the 1949–50 season. The arena was completed in 2002, as the SBC Center. As Northumberland Park could no longer cope with the larger crowds, Spurs were forced to look for a larger ground and moved to the White Hart Lane site in 1899. Investec Bank appeared in the Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.[130][138]. [192] The club however argued that the project, when completed, would support 3,500 jobs and inject an estimated £293 million into the local economy annually,[193] and that it would serve as the catalyst for a wider 20-year regeneration programme for the Tottenham area. In 1905, Tottenham raised enough money to buy the freehold to the land, as well as land at the northern (Paxton Road) end. [183][184] The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation received high-level political support from the prime minister when it was launched at 10 Downing Street in February 2007. It was the first Double of the 20th century, and the first since Aston Villa achieved the feat in 1897. [185], In March 2007 the club announced a partnership with the charity SOS Children's Villages UK. [104], The first Tottenham kit recorded in 1883 included a navy blue shirt with a letter H on a scarlet shield on the left breast, and white breeches. Pandemic spurs desire for car ownership in China. [158][159] Historical supporters of the club have included such figures as philosopher A.J. [173] Others, such as former Prime Minister David Cameron, argued that its use by the Spurs fans is not motivated by hate as it is not used pejoratively, and therefore cannot be considered hate speech. In 1888, the club rented a pitch between numbers 69 and 75 Northumberland Park[61] at a cost of £17 per annum, where spectators were charged 3d a game, raised to 6d for cup ties. [190] After working with 10:10 for one year, they reported that they had reduced their carbon emissions by 14%. [144] The share issue was successful with 3.8 million shares quickly sold. [165] The club no longer has a greater Jewish contingent among its fans than other major London clubs (Jewish supporters are estimated to form at most 5% of its fanbase), it is nevertheless still identified as a Jewish club by rival fans. On 21 August 2009 the club reported that they had issued a further 30 million shares to fund the initial development costs of the new stadium project, and that 27.8 million of these new shares had been purchased by ENIC. The fiercest of these is with north London rivals Arsenal. [70] Domestic fixtures of the 2016–17 season continued to be played at the Lane, but demolition of the rest of the stadium started the day after the last game of the season,[71] and White Hart Lane was completely demolished by the end of July 2017. [118][119] The shirts incorporate technology that can monitor the players' heart rate and temperature and send the biometric data to the coaching staff. [99] Since then the cockerel and ball emblem has become a part of the club's identity. [155][156] Tottenham was 9th in average attendances for the 2008–09 Premier League season, and 11th for all Premier League seasons. As of the 2019–20 season, the Spurs had the highest winning percentage among active NBA franchises. Ripsher helped and supported the boys through the club's formative years, reorganised and found premises for the club. [206][207] The club's record cup victory came on 3 February 1960 with a 13–2 win over Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup. Spurs Sports & Entertainment L.L.C. Report: Spurs selling minority stake in team; Holt says team committed to San Antonio Peter J. Holt says ownership group remains 100 percent committed to San Antonio RJ … CLOSE. They are believed to own about 40 percent of the team, which would mean their share of the Spurs is worth about $620 million after Forbes valued the team at nearly $1.6 billion last year. [6] SS&E also operate Toyota Field. [189], The football club is one of the highest profile participants in the 10:10 project which encourages individuals, businesses and organisations to take action on environmental issues. Following an announcement at the 2011 AGM, in January 2012 Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that the club had delisted its shares from the stock market, taking it into private ownership. In 2006, in order to rebrand and modernise the club's image, the club badge and coat of arms were replaced by a professionally designed logo/emblem. Canada adds nearly 5,000 cases, set new daily record. Under-23s and Academy § Honours, List of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. [73] This proposal would become the Northumberland Development Project. Provided by Spurs Sports & Entertainment Show More Show Less 6 of 12 A number of people have had a hand in Spurs ownership since a group of businessmen purchased the team in 1973. The West Stand was added in 1909, the East Stand was also covered this year and extended further two years later. The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship. The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. [196][197], Tottenham's women's team was founded in 1985 as Broxbourne Ladies. [139], Tottenham Hotspur F.C. [145] However, ill-judged business decisions under Scholar led to financial difficulties,[140] and in June 1991 Terry Venables teamed up with businessman Alan Sugar to buy the club, initially as equal partner with each investing £3.25 million. Bubble size is ownership percentage. In 1912, Peter McWilliam became manager; Tottenham finished bottom of the league at the end of the 1914–15 season when football was suspended due to the First World War. [85] The new stadium is called Tottenham Hotspur Stadium while a naming-rights agreement is reached. In 2008, the Silver Stars went to the WNBA Finals. [22][23] Rowe resigned in April 1955 due to a stress-induced illness from managing the club. Bubba Wallace (43) drives in traffic during the YellaWood 500 NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) 1 of 5. [41][141] Fans and institutions alike can now freely buy and trade shares in the company; a court ruling in 1935 involving the club (Berry and Stewart v Tottenham Hotspur FC Ltd) had previously established a precedent in company law that the directors of a company can refuse the transfer of shares from a shareholder to another person. Then manager of Spurs, Bill Nicholson, wrote in his autobiography: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}. [198], On 1 May 2019 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies won promotion to the FA Women's Super League with a 1–1 draw at Aston Villa, which confirmed they would finish second in the Championship. [65], After Spurs were admitted to the Football League, the club started to build a new stadium, with stands designed by Archibald Leitch being constructed over the next two and a half decades. [58], In the early days, the team played in kits sold by local outfitters. However, Lewis has plenty of interests across the Atlantic as well. [30] The title was won on 17 April 1961 when they beat the eventual runner-up Sheffield Wednesday at home 2–1, with three more games still to play. Their kit changed again to red shirt and blue shorts in 1890, and for a time the team were known as 'the Tottenham Reds'. 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