Tottenham Hotspur's brand spanking new stadium may be the best in the Premier League by a country but it's not quite perfect.
Today the club held the first of two 'test events' for fans to check out the ground, with Spurs' Under 18's side kicking off the new era with a 3-1 win over Southampton that was watched by 28,987 supporters.
But the event did uncover a shocking view one particular fan had to contend with in the bleachers.
All that time and they've forgotten to move the pole? #RestrictedView pic.twitter.com/2mjJz55VFH
- Joe Mardon (@TheArsenal_) March 24, 2019
This photo I've been informed is from behind the glass in the boxes :thumbsup::wink: https://t.co/6TOiR63GzV
- Johno :heavy_multiplication_x: (@Talkinoutmyarse) March 24, 2019
Given that the cheapest season ticket in the stadium is £795 for adults, £595 for young adults and £397.50 for young children, while the most expensive is a whopping £1,995, one would expect better.
But we most stress that this issue should not detract from a truly wonderful stadium that Spurs now call their home ground.
The 62,000 capacity stadium has set the club back a whopping £1 billion - and it took an absolute age to finally open it - but it looks every bit of the "world class sports and entertainment destination" description it has been given.
A stand that is bigger than Bournemouth's stadium. pic.twitter.com/Kebya27l3w
- Simon Stone (@sistoney67) March 24, 2019
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.
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.
SCX will supply a world-first dividing retractable pitch for our new stadium :eyes:
- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 7, 2017
Spurs have signed a 10-year partnership with the NFL and will host regular season games at the ground.
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.
Speedy bar technology at new Tottenham stadium pic.twitter.com/7XXOaNEPSp
- Rob Harris (@RobHarris) March 24, 2019
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