The Summertime Ball music concert which was scheduled to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report in the Evening Standard has revealed.
The event was scheduled to go ahead on June 6 but it has now been halted after the Government recommended measures to limit mass gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The summertime ball which usually takes place at Wembley, reportedly saw a crowd of more than 80,000 last year and it was expected to be a similar success this year in North London.
However, the authorities have now decided that it is not feasible to go ahead with the event and have promised to return to Tottenham next year.
Capital, who host the event annually revealed that they made the decision to cancel the Summertime Ball before tickets for the event went out on sale.
A statement on the official Capital site read: “We’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel Capital’s Summertime Ball 2020.
“We’re gutted to do this and we haven’t taken the decision lightly but it’s best to do this now before putting any tickets on sale. We’ll be returning to the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next year with an even bigger show.”
This development follows the news that Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulev, which was also scheduled to take place at the Tottenham’s new home on 20 June, could be moved to July (Sky Sports).
Spurs Web Opinion
These events would have boosted the club’s coffers considerably in the summer and would have served to further popularise the Spurs brand. It is a massive blow that these events won’t’ go ahead as planned but as always people’s health should take precedence during what is a difficult time for the public.
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