Spurs’ new stadium leaves them footing the bill more than any other Premier League club

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur finally opened their stadium for competitive football in early April after months of delays and frustrations.

The 62,062 capacity seater stadium last due to open last September only for issues with critical safety systems to force the club in pushing back the opening date.

Since opening, the stadium has gained rave reviews from those who have stepped foot inside the arena.

The estimated cost of the development comes in at around the £850million mark making it slightly more expensive than the £789million outlay for Wembley Stadium (talkSPORT).

Despite the huge outlay, The Sun have previously reported that Spurs are making £800,000 per match from the restaurants located within the stadium alone.

However, official data calculated by rates specialists Altus Group has revealed that Spurs will have the highest business rates bill of any football ground in the country.

Rates bills are calculated on a rateable value, which is determined by the Valuation Office Agency assessing each business premises in the country.

The north London club will be pay £3.7 million this year in rates after tax officials said the ground had a rateable value of £7.19 million.

Charges are calculated on a rateable value, which is determined by the Valuation Office Agency who assess every business premises in the country.

Spurs have overtaken rivals Arsenal at the top of the table who a rateable value of £6.13 million.

PA Sport

In comparison, West Ham United pay just £282,942 in rates for the exclusive office and retail space it uses at the London Stadium, with taxpayers instead footing the bill for the Premier League side’s home.

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