New Spurs ground makes Arsenal look like Number 2s
Spurs have unveiled plans for a big new ground. The ground will also stage two American football matches a season for ten years. To some, the stadium’s design resembles a giant bed pan. One single tier home stand will have enough seating for 17,000 fans. It will be a “wall of sound”, says the club. But if Spurs fail to win, that sound will be the rattle of seats popping up. After all, as Spurs fan know, if you can’t win the match at least win the journey home.
At full capcity the ground will hold more fans than Araenal’s Emirates and Chelsea’s reworked Stamford Bridge.
Spurs will be the biggest team in London. Well, in terms of ground size, they will.
The Daily Telegraph says the new ground gives Spurs bragging rights over their London rivals:
Arsenal’s ground has a max capacity of 60,432, which means at 61,000, the new Spurs ground will be exactly 0.9398993910510988% bigger. Now this might not sound like a lot, but football is a game of small margins. Matches can be won and lost by fractions of a centimetre – those extra seats will make a difference.
If bigger grounds mean bigger success, can Tom explain why Newcastle United win less cups than Chelsea?