According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur have selected Schneider Electric to help power their £850m stadium, which is set to open for the 2018/19 Premier League season. The new stadium, which is under construction, will hold 62,062 football fans and would possess a retractable pitch in order to host both Premier League and NFL matches on the same day, adds Football.London.
The report claims that Tottenham have signed a long-term deal with Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation.
Schneider Electric will work closely with the club during the completion of the new stadium’s construction, thereby distributing power to the site.
Schneider Electric will constantly monitor the stadium’s electrical infrastructure and as per Football.London’s report, they would perform a total of 60,000 checks every hour. The report also reveals that experts from Schneider Electric will be on site to scrutinize the stadium’s power infrastructure on match days and during special events.
“Schneider Electric is a leading provider of energy and building management systems and we are delighted to announce its role in the stadium project.
“We have the upmost confidence in its ability to deliver a best-in-class energy management system, which will power one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world,” said Matthew Collecott, Tottenham’s director of operations, as quoted by Football.London.
“We are delighted to partner with Tottenham Hotspur to create one of the world’s most compelling venues for sport and entertainment. By embracing digitisation and automation, the stresses associated with hosting and attending live events can be alleviated.
“Together, we will develop a next-generation customer experience for sports fans; one that is only achievable with the latest technology,” Mike Hughes, UK Zone President of Schneider Electric, added.
The report claims that the exterior and interior works continue as per schedule. However, Spurs are expected to request the Premier League to shift the first few opening games of the 2018/19 season away from home so that the construction of the stadium can be completed.