London is home to so many great places to visit, but to get a real feel for the culture of the area, one should venture to one of the grand sports arenas of the city. Football, as you’ll likely know, is the favourite sport of the country. As such, there are many tremendous stadiums dotted around the London area to appease the massive demand for the sport. However, the newest build is by far the most impressive.
Regardless of where your football allegiances lie, it’s very hard to dispute the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as being one of the finest sports venues in the country, and quite possibly in Europe. Having finally opened after a massive £1 billion investment and three years of construction, Spurs fans were welcomed into the state-of-the-art arena on 3 April 2019. Now, it’s the home of Tottenham Hotspur and the London home of the NFL a couple of times each year.
Explore the feat of sports entertainment excellence
The stadium seats 62,062 fans on match day, making it the fourth-largest stadium in London. While is capacity may be behind the likes of the London Stadium, Twickenham Stadium, and Wembley Stadium, its use of the latest technological innovations in the pursuit of attendee enjoyment is second-to-none. Not only does the stadium boast the longest single-serve bar in Europe, with The Goal Line Bar standing 65 metres long, but the venue is also entirely cashless to speed up transactions and has 100 percent Wi-Fi coverage that’s free to use.
As the owning club, Tottenham Hotspur, knows what a marvel its new stadium is and the massive demand to explore the venue, they host 90-minute guided tours. The tours give visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, revealing all of the technological innovations and the largest retail space of any football club in Europe, the Spurs Shop.
Get the true stadium experience on match day
Of course, when it comes to visiting a sports stadium, the best time to go is on match day. Spurs fans are well-known for creating a great atmosphere, with the new stadium designed to enhance this and keep the fans close to the pitch. This season, excitement is expected to be at an all-time high as the campaign progresses. For while Spurs sat in 14th place 12 games in, they’re at 7/2 in the online betting to claim a top-four place by the final whistle of their 38th game, ahead of rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.
If football isn’t your cup of tea, you could always wait until the other sort of football comes to Tottenham, American football, with the NFL scheduled to play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium each year. Starting from 2018, the NFL entered into a ten-year agreement with the club to play at least two games each year at the revolutionary sports venue.
If you love sport, are intrigued by the deployment of advanced technology, or marvel at stadium architecture, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has to be on your bucket list when you visit London.