On the latest episode of The View From The Lane, a Tottenham Hotspur podcast for The Athletic, Jack Pitt-Brooke, James Maw and Charlie Eccleshare have been discussing the latest goings-on at the North London club, and looking ahead to the game against Sheffield United.
One topic of discussion on the recent episode, which was titled: ‘Could Dier and Ndombele go?‘, was Spurs’ new stadium. There is also a discussion of whether or not we might see fans in stadiums next season, as the Premier League is currently being finished behind closed doors, due to the ongoing viral outbreak.
Here’s what Maw had to say about the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:
“Now obviously we’re gonna have a situation where Spurs probably won’t feel the benefit of a new stadium for a few years because you don’t envisage there being 60,000 fans in there, certainly not for the first half of this season.
“This is just my theory, but I suspect we’re not going to see full stadiums for a while.”
Spurs officially moved into their new £1billion stadium in April of last year, marking the occasion with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace (per BBC). However, you now worry that for Spurs, with no real matchday income that would usually come from having home supporters turn up and buy food and drink, etc. then any money potentially used to improve the squad will have to be redirected towards paying off any stadium debt.
Do you think fans will be able to return for the 2020/21 season?
Of course, we all want to see fans safely return by the time the 2020/21 season restarts, but it seems as if Maw believes that it is unlikely that we will see full Premier League stadiums anytime soon.