NFL star Derek Carr has described Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium as potentially the best venue he has ever played in.
Quarterback Carr led his Oakland Raiders to a close 24-21 victory against the Chicago Bears in North London yesterday evening in what was the first American Football game to take place at the state of the art venue.
The first game was due to be held last October between the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders only for construction delays to see the fixture moved to Wembley.
The 62,062 capacity seater stadium was designed as a multi-purpose venue. The grass pitch which Spurs fans are used to watching their beloved team play on was rolled under the south stand to make way for the synthetic NFL surface.
Carr praised the detailed planning which had gone into every aspect of the new stadium which has its own dedicated locker rooms for the NFL.
On Sunday, the second match will take place in N17 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers square off against the Carolina Panthers.
Carr told the Evening Standard: “[The stadium] is first-class in every little detail in every single room — unbelievable. This is definitely one of, if not the best stadiums I’ve been in. Playing at Wembley is really cool, with all the memories of the different games that have been played there, but to be able to play here and be able to see what can be done — it’s amazing that someone’s brain can do all this. I think that’s really impressive.”
While Spurs have a stadium which appears to be the envy of every sportsperson who steps foot inside it, supporters are more concerned about the performance of the players at present.
We have a stadium and training ground which are state of the art, yet there are still issues with our on-field performances which need to be ironed out and fast. Europa League football or no European football at all would be disastrous.
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