A local groundsman turned the land into a football pitch, and Spurs won their first game 4-1 against Notts County.
Out of all the Premier League players, only Romelu Lukaku has been involved in more goals than the Chile global since the opening day.
Manchester United will visit White Hart Lane for the 89th and final time on Sunday before hosts Tottenham Hotspur move to Wembley next season while completing the construction of a new ground nearby.
Of course, United may be distracted by their quest to win the Europa League.
The Italian defender said: "I think Tottenham are a very good team, so it will be hard for us".
Even if the title would eventually prove beyond Tottenham, this was the ideal finale for one of the English game's most hallowed cathedrals.
Premier League rules do not permit a change in home venue during a season but the Premier League could be approached when the fixtures are being arranged for the 2018-19 season to request the first two games be played away from home.
They do not pay massive wages but still pushed Chelsea to the final fortnight of the season.
Steve Wilson: "With their bright new future now literally looming over them, Spurs bid farewell to their cherished home of 118 years".
For Spurs, much of the match will be a mental battle created to block out the hoopla associated with the Finale at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker is reportedly open to leaving the club amid transfer interest from Manchester United and Manchester City this summer.
They have often been a byword for flair. "The penalty boxes where Steve Perryman scored twice against AC Milan in the semi-final of the 1972 Uefa Cup; the little patch where Terry Dyson played a one-two with Danny Blanchflower before lashing in his third goal against Arsenal in August 1961". "It's about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom".
There has been the potent Jimmy Greaves, the ground's top scorer with 176 goals, the majestic Glenn Hoddle, the explosive Paul Gascoigne and the exotic Argentinian duo, Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa.
More recently, there have been Dimitar Berbatov, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric before Harry Kane and Dele Alli. It's not a doubt with some games at Wembley and some at White Hart Lane. Klinsmann said his goodbyes early, during the derby victory over Arsenal. Following the sound of the child's voice, my family and I, five of us in total, got to the platform, only to have to wait ten minutes for the eight minute ride to White Hart Lane.
"When the last whistle goes there will be smiles and tears and memories - always the memories".