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Why Spurs’ new stadium is the future of football

By Squawka News

Published: 13:55, 6 October 2019

Tottenham Hotspur are finally home.

It was a long old road for the north Londoners, whose fans had to endure a spell as Wembley tenants instead of pottering along the High Road to see their team in action.

However, the wait has been well worth it.

Sure, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have not won any silverware since departing the original White Hart Lane – and may yet drop out of the top four this season – but their new stadium remains a sight to behold.

It signifies a new era and will certainly help the club climb a rung or two on the importance ladder given the huge financial benefits it will bring to their budget.

With the capability of hosting NFL games taken into account, Spurs will be able to reap the rewards of a previously untapped revenue stream other Premier League clubs can only dream of.

The cheese room did not make the final cut, but the £1 billion venue is packed to the rafters with world-class features – including a retractable pitch that allows for a change between grass and artificial turf in just 25 minutes.

London’s newest – and biggest – club ground boasts a single-tier stand that is bigger than Bournemouth’s entire stadium while a bar stretching the entire length of the pitch will forever be a winner with the locals.

Niall McCaughan has taken a look at why Spurs’ new stadium represents the future of the sport. We’ve come a long way from humble terraces, folks.

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