Tottenham Hotspur fans finally got their first glimpse of competitive football inside their brand new 62,000 plus seat stadium at the weekend.
Spurs held the first of two test events at the new ground in preparation for its grand opening, with the first seeing Tottenham U18s face off against Southampton.
30,000 fans flocked to see the new stadium on the site of the old White Hart Lane, and to watch the youngsters win 3-1.
It was a perfect day for the fanbase inside a perfect stadium, and much of the credit must go to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for the years of tireless negotiations, planning, and stress behind the build.
Levy has often been criticised for a lack of spending at the club, as well as the stadium delays, but Daniel always things of the long game.
He likes to keep Spurs in the profit and running smoothly to allow slow progression, something some fans find frustrating when compared to the rapid rise of clubs such as Man City.
However, despite this, The Sun journalist Neil Ashton has labelled Levy as world class.
He said: ‘Daniel Levy deserved the ovation at White Hart Lane for delivering a truly world class football stadium.
‘Building the new arena has been his dream, a long-term ambition that has finally been realised after years of negotiations and months of delays to the building work.
‘Levy has always been sensitive to criticism, much of it undeserved after years and years of careful spending on player recruitment.
‘Now they have a world class facility and a world class head coach, they also have a world class chairman. Now that’s a first.’
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