Finance expert, Kieran Maguire, has revealed that Wembley is currently seen as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s biggest rival when it comes to hosting events.
Tottenham’s state-of-the-art 62,000-plus seater stadium has been open for a few years now, not only providing a home for the Lilywhites, but also hosting concerts, boxing, and more.
It seems rather ironic that the biggest rival to hosting future events is the very stadium Spurs used as a temporary home while their own new ground was being built.
Football Insider reported this week that Tottenham are hoping to host the Champions League Final at their stadium after 2026. However, with Wembley already holding the event in 2024, Spurs may have to look into the future with UEFA unlikely to hand it to London twice in quick succession.
Maguire has now reinforced that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley could go head-to-head in the pursuit of many events in the future.
He said (Football Insider): “Spurs have always wanted the new stadium to be a multi-purpose, multi-function venue.
“Therefore, hosting something as prestigious would not only be beneficial from a financial point of view but increase the status as an iconic place to go as well.
“They would get a hosting fee and also significant cash from catering, merchandising and other income.
“Therefore, they will be frustrated if Wembley does host the Champions League in 2024 as that likely would prove a barrier to the event returning to London.
“These days, it is very much seen as a rival to the new Spurs stadium.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
This is a very interesting battle, considering Spurs have the newer and nicer stadium, but Wembley has that big, historical name to fall back on. There will be plenty of events to be shared around, of course, but Daniel Levy will want to start adding some huge occasions to his calendar.
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