Tottenham Hotspur stadium: Daniel Levy claims 62,000-seater makes Spurs a ‘big club’ and capacity has ‘nothing to do with Arsenal’
Tottenham can officially call themselves a big club thanks to their new stadium, according to owner Daniel Levy.
The breathtaking 62,000-seater arena will finally open for the Premier League visit of Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.
It boasts the second-largest capacity in England’s top flight, behind Old Trafford and ahead of Arsenal’s Emirates – but Levy insists the club did not have their north London neighbours in mind.
“It’s nothing to do with Arsenal,” he said.
“All I can say is we wanted to build a stadium that had a minimum capacity of 60,000, and we managed to get it to 62,000.
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“I don’t think you can be a big club in a 36,000-seater stadium,” Levy added.
“This is a 62,000-seater stadium – the second biggest in the UK – and I think our fans deserve it, and our players deserve to play in front of a big audience.
“I’m obviously proud, but I’m proud for all our fans. I think we’re delivering something which is great for them, great for our players, and it’s great for London. This is an iconic stadium.
“I take a long-term view. It’s very hard to be right at the top, but we are one of the biggest clubs in the world and we will continue growing. We want to be there and we want to win.”
Despite Levy’s lofty ambitions, Tottenham’s revolutionary new stadium arrives with the club in the middle of their worst run since Mauricio Pochettino took charge.
They have taken just one point from their last five league games, falling out of the title race and into a top-four scrap – and Levy hopes the stadium can lift the players to a strong finish.
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He added: “I think we’re all very excited and I have every confidence we can finish the season strongly.”
Take a look around Tottenham’s stunning new stadium in the video below:
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