‘I quickly stopped travelling with him because he never sleeps’ – Stadium designer on working with Levy

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Daniel Levy are about to deliver the first match day experience to over 62,000 loyal supporters this evening.

The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been under construction for the last two and a half years, and the opening was delayed for around six months.

However, the day is finally here for the state of the art new ground to host its first Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace.

Spurs are also in dire need of three points after dropping 14 of their last 15. This recent slump has seen the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Man United close the gap to Tottenham.

Arsenal even leapfrogged the Lilywhites on Monday after beating Newcastle, although Spurs will have the chance to repay the favour with three points tonight.

The managing director of Populous, the firm who designed the stadium, has now revealed exactly what it was like to work with Daniel Levy, and it doesn’t sound easy.

Christopher Lee said (Football London): “I have said it on numerous occasions, Daniel is one of the most demanding clients I have ever had, certainly he is a perfectionist and it was a challenge trying to get perfection.

“We did a lot of travelling early on and I quickly stopped travelling with him because he never sleeps. We would arrive somewhere at two in the morning and we would talk for a few hours and then he would say, ‘We have a meeting in three hours’.

“After a few of these trips I quickly stopped! It has been a great experiencing, trying to strive for perfection.”

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