New scheme reaction
08 July 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Following the unveiling of our new stadium scheme designs earlier today, we have been receiving some great reaction from a number of local politicians, our sponsors and other key figures.
Haringey Council Leader, Cllr Claire Kober, said: “Spurs’ commitment to Tottenham – not only through building their new stadium, but also in delivering new housing, jobs and facilities for local people – has always been central to our ambitious wider regeneration plans, offering the opportunity to bring more than £400million investment into the area.
“We want to see Tottenham improved for the benefit of everyone who lives, works and studies here, and we want Tottenham to be known across Haringey, London, the UK and the world as a destination of choice.
“These new plans from Spurs will be subject to all of our usual planning procedures, including public consultation to allow people to have their say before our planning committee considers the application in depth later this year.”
Mark Tucker, AIA Group Chief Executive and President, said: "We warmly congratulate Spurs on entering this milestone agreement with the National Football League to host NFL games at Spurs' new world-class facilities and bring a favourite US sport to the UK. As Spurs' principal partner and the world’s largest life insurance group focused exclusively on the Asia Pacific region, AIA is delighted that Spurs continues to expand its global reach and appeal."
Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO, Under Armour, said: "We are extremely proud that Under Armour is aligned with the rich history and heritage of Tottenham and know firsthand that their passion and strategic vision will provide a tremendous boost in raising the global profile of American football. Daniel and the club are the ideal partners to help bring the NFL’s brand to more audiences around the world."
Richard Fuller MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for American Football, said: "One of the most inspiring aspects of American sport, especially NFL, is their commitment to build deep community roots and Tottenham will be a fantastic example of what has already been achieved in the US."
In response to the early reaction, Christopher Lee, the Senior Principal of our stadium architects, Populus, stated: “The Tottenham Hotspur stadium takes stadia design to a new level. Populous has always been a pioneer of the incorporation of new technologies. Moving pitches in stadia such as the University of Phoenix (NFL) stadium or the moving roof over centre court at Wimbledon have provided the critical experience to allow us to design a stadium that is perfect for two elite sports: English football and American Football.”
He continued: “The seating bowl is designed to create an intimate relationship between player and spectator, its 17,000 capacity single tier end stand, a tribute to traditional English football grounds, will be the largest in the UK and will be the engine that drives the intensity and atmosphere in the new Spurs stadium. It will be like no other.”