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Spurs' New Stadium Is The Best In The Premier League

Spurs' New Stadium Is The Best In The Premier League

Spurs' new stadium has taken about 34 years to build but it will be well worth the wait.

Having being forced to play their home games at Wembley, while work on the state-of-the-art ground is completed, Spurs will now play their first game at their brand spanking new home against Crystal Palace on Wednesday 3 April.

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Prior to that, the club will be holding two 'test events' that fans can attend to visit - one being an Under 18's game against Southampton tomorrow as well as a legends game next Saturday at 5:30pm.

The 62,000 capacity stadium has cost over £700 million to make but it looks every bit of the "world class sports and entertainment destination" description it has been given.

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It's the definition of "modern stadia", with a key feature being the world's first ever retractable pitch whereby one surface can slide out and allow for a different kind of football game to take place in the stadium.

Spurs have signed a 10-year partnership with the NFL and will host regular season games at the ground.

Two massive LED screens have been installed to add to the experience but the one thing that has Spurs supporters most excited is the 17,500 capacity single-tier stand - the biggest in the UK.

Christopher Lee of the architecture consultancy Populous who designed the stadium, says they took inspiration from Borussia Dortmund's famed 'Yellow Wall' but also wanted to keep the English tradition strong.

"What we wanted to create was a bit more identity," Lee said, speaking to The Telegraph.

"Noise is massively important in that. So we have worked on delivering fantastic acoustics. We have thought of the stand as we would a concert arena, using sound engineers to advise on the best construction methods to produce quick reverberation times. What we effectively have here is a 17,500-seat megaphone."

Bars inside the concourse will only accept cashless payment but fans do have the pleasure of seeing the 'magic' beer filling up from the bottom of the cup.

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Topics: Daniel Levy, Spurs, Football News, Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Stadium, Premier League, Arsenal, North London, Emirates

Josh Lawless

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