Crystal Palace player describes the ‘wow factor’ he experienced at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

It has been over a year since the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium first opened last April, and it is safe to say that it has not turned into quite the fortress that the Lilywhites would have hoped for.

Spurs have experienced mixed results at the venue to date compared to the fortress which was White Hart Lane in our last season at the old ground and will be aiming to put that right whenever footballing action resumes.

It could be a while before the stadium will be filled to capacity once more with reports indicating that the Premier League are considering playing the entirety of next season behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic (Sky Sports).

One team which Spurs have had no trouble against in their new 62,303-capacity home are Crystal Palace.

The Eagles were the first visitors to the venue when the stadium officially opened last year and were turned over 2-0 on the night.

They also suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat when they travelled to North London earlier tis season.

Palace defender Joel Ward was left impressed following his visit to the state of the art venue in N17.

When asked to name asked what the best stadium he has played in was, Ward told Palace TV: “There are multiple really, obviously Anfield or Old Trafford, they are both steeped in history.

“But for modern stadiums, Tottenham’s new stadium is phenomenal.

“I love the old stadium, but obviously there is that wow factor of walking into Tottenham’s stadium or Wembley.”

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As many have pointed out before, one of the most impressive aspects of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is how tight the bowl is despite being the second-largest Premier League stadium behind Old Trafford. This has meant that the atmosphere at the ground can still be pretty intimidating for opposition teams unlike other modern stadiums like the Emirates and the London Stadium.

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