Column: Tottenham's new stadium is impressive, but don't forget who makes it worth a visit

24 April 2019

Tottenham Hotspur stadium
Photo: Getty Images Columnist Brian Bødker visited the new home of Tottenham Hotspur when they played Huddersfield Town. In general he was impressed, but the experience made him think about those extra things you get, when you go and see a game in Italy or Germany.

The singing was loud and impressive - but still something was wrong. There were some neat stuff, but not really something that impresses anyone, instead suggesting the existence of a passive consumer culture.

It is important for the British to realise that both the German and Italian clubs are able to balance the need for passion and safety.

Brian Bødker kildebjerg27@gmail.com

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium has provoked a lot of talk, in particular its “no persistent standing” policy. I visited the cockerels’ new coop when the Spurs took on Huddersfield on April 13. This column reflects my thoughts on the stadium, and its atmosphere compared with that in Munich and Milan.

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