‘Part science, part magic’ – Video reveals design feature of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

There are many unique qualities about the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that makes it the envy of the footballing world.

The stadium boasts of several one-of-a-kind features including the largest single-tier stand in the UK, the country’s longest bar, an array of food and drink outlets and even a retractable pitch to host NFL matches.

However, by far the most impressive feat is the stadium’s atmosphere. Spurs’ 62,303-capacity venue generates one of the loudest atmospheres in the country unlike many of the other large modern stadia such as the Emirates and the London Stadium (Evening Standard).

Designers Populous have now revealed why that is the case. While the proximity of the stands to the ground and the angling of seating deck at 34 degrees helps generate a large volume of sound, a lip around the roof create a goldfish bowl which is said to amplify the noise enormously (Football.London).

Populous posted on their Instagram account a short ‘soundscape’ showing how the noise reverberates around the stadium and the graphic showed how barely any sound at all escapes the venue.

Their caption read: “Part science, part magic, the atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of the noisiest in the world.

“This amazing soundscape shows how the design traps the roar of the crowd so that it reverberates around the seating bowl.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Almost no modern-day stadium has succeeded in generating an intimidating atmosphere and so our new home’s fantastic design is a testament to Populous and Daniel Levy. The attention to detail has been scrupulous and the stadium is ahead of its time in its use of technology, as well as in ensuring a full matchday experience.

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