‘Unashamedly’ – Ex-Arsenal vice-chairman makes claim about Spurs Stadium

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Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has labelled the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the best football ground in the world.

The vision to move Spurs from White Hart Lane to a world-class venue was first put forward by Daniel Levy more than a decade ago but it took a long time to come to fruition.

There were some hiccups in the middle, like the Spurs chairman’s failed bid for the Olympic Stadium, with the idea not proving popular with the Tottenham faithful (Evening Standard).

The project was eventually completed in 2019, with Spurs having to play at Wembley for almost two full seasons while the stadium was being built.

The wait was certainly worth it as Levy delivered an iconic venue, which is now widely recognised as one of the best in England.

The 62,850-capacity venue has several unique features, including a retractable football pitch with artificial turf underneath, Europe’s longest bar, a microbrewery and acoustics that add to the atmosphere (Daily Mirror).

As a result, the stadium is also proving to be a popular choice to host other sporting events like NFL, rugby and boxing as well as music concerts.

Dein has now said that Tottenham’s home ground is the best football venue he has ever seen.

The former Arsenal man told talkSPORT: “I’ve got tremendous respect for Daniel Levy by the way. I think, unashamedly, they have got the finest football stadium that I’ve seen anywhere in the world.”

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The critics of ENIC and Levy will view the decision to build the stadium as further evidence of the ownership carrying more about profit than glory. I personally think that is a short-sighted view as the two go hand-in-hand.

The stadium has essentially ensured that we will be able to compete with Europe’s biggest clubs over the long run, irrespective of whether our future owners are willing to inject their own cash into the club.

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