Report: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium defeated in the Stadium of the Year awards

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may have been garnishing rave reviews since its opening in April last year but the ground has been forced to settle for second place in a recent vote.

The 62,000 plus seater stadium has several one-of-a-kind features including a retractable pitch in order to host NFL matches and the longest single-tier stand in the UK.

While having state of the art features across the board, the stadium has also proved to generate a good atmosphere, unlike some other modern stadiums.

However, Football.London have now revealed that Tottenham’s new home has been voted second in the Stadium of the Year award, a non-commercial initiative aimed at appreciating the very best stadiums opened every year.

Spurs’ home faced competition from 21 other venues from 19 countries.

While, 12,795 votes are said to have been cast in favour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, including 1,500 votes from Indonesia, and 1,000 from Slovakia, it was The Puskas Arena in Budapest that took home the big prize.

Spurs Web Opinion

While the Puscas stadium is bigger and looks grander than the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, our design is much more original. I believe our stadium will go on to take up a unique character, much like the old White Hart Lane and unlike the Emirates or the London Stadium. However, if the football on the pitch continues to be uninspiring, that won’t help the atmosphere.

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