Daniel Levy’s grand plan for Tottenham Hotspur moves forward as the construction of the new stadium progresses accordingly. Spurs are on course to move into their new home for the start of next season. For that to happen, the workers are putting their heart and soul to get the ground ready for the start of the next season.
The Spurs new stadium’s most unique selling point is the retractable pitch. That is the biggest reason why the club were able to convince the NFL that American football and British football could be played together not only at the same stadium but on the same day.
The stadium, which will be available in time for the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season, will host its first NFL game when the Seattle Seahawks play the Oakland Raiders on October 14. The NFL games will be played on the stadium’s artificial surface, which sits beneath the retractable grass pitch. The removable pitch will split into three sections before withdrawing underneath the south stand.
The process of switching from one surface to another will take around 25 minutes and once it is done, it would allow for a Premier League quality playing surface. That makes Spurs’ new stadium one of its kind in the UK. After completion, the new stadium will be the third largest in England, behind Wembley and Manchester United’s Old Trafford, but bigger and better than arch North London rivals Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
Chairman Levy is very happy with the new stadium’s progress and remains optimistic about its completion before the start of the new season.
“Unless there are unforeseen circumstances, I am very confident, and I wouldn’t be sitting here today otherwise, saying that the season we are about to enter in August, we will be playing our games here from the start of next season,” Levy was quoted by Football.London.
The club also recently confirmed they have applied to increase the stadium capacity to 62,062.
Take a look at the video of the world-first retractable pitch released by Spurs.
1⃣ stadium, 2⃣ pitches.
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