Report: How the Spurs Stadium saved the day for BT Sport and earned £1m for Crystal Palace

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The Sun have revealed the state-of-the-art facilities at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium saved BT Sport on Sunday by enabling them to screen Spurs’ clash against Crystal Palace live on short notice.

Tottenham’s new £850m home has been described by some as the most technologically advanced sporting venue in the world.

According to The Sun, the facilities at the stadium certainly came in handy on Boxing Day as BT Sport decided to televise the match live after Liverpool’s match against Leeds was postponed.

The report explains that screening games live from venues usually need days of planning by TV companies. However, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is an exception as it has all the cables and infrastructure needed already built-in.

So when the clash at Anfield was called off on Sunday, BT were able to effortlessly switch to showing Spurs’ clash against Palace live.

The report reveals that having the match on live TV earned both the Lilywhites and the Eagles an extra £1m each.

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Some of Levy’s harshest critics question the decision to spend so big on the stadium instead of investing the amount into the team.

However, the Spurs chairman deserves credit for his vision regarding the stadium. The venue has been future-proofed in several ways, which is going to hold us in very good stead over the coming years and even decades.

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