Speaking to Football Insider, Sky Sports pundit and former Spurs ace Paul Robinson has shared his excitement at an announcement involving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in what could be a financial boost for the club.
The Lowdown: Spurs announce Joshua vs Usyk blockbuster…
As announced by Spurs, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium will open it’s doors and play to host one of the biggest heavyweight boxing fights of the year in Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.
Chairman Daniel Levy, speaking to the Lilywhites’ official site, explained how this is a ‘huge occasion’ for Spurs’ new ground and one which could showcase the arena’s ability to host world class sporting events.
Tottenham have missed out on millions of pounds worth of revenue from the stadium’s closure over this past year and announced an ‘irrecoverable’ loss of £63.9m last November (Evening Standard).
They also missed out on hosting other big sporting events, like the NFL for instance, in what was a ‘big financial blow’.
The Latest: Robinson excited by Tottenham Hotspur Stadium news…
Reacting to the announcement of Joshua vs Usyk in north London, Robinson has claimed this is indeed a ‘massive deal’ for Levy and one he will be over the moon with.
“This is exactly what Daniel Levy wants,” he explained to FI.
“It is what the stadium was built for. This is not just a stadium for Premier League football. It is a stadium to host worldwide events.
“The deal with the NFL is huge. That has been a big success. Now we are going to see the boxing there. It is a massive deal for the club, commercially and financially.”
The Verdict: Big boost for Spurs…
Much has been made of Tottenham’s financial woes off the pitch and their need to adopt a sell-to-buy policy this summer, so news of a timely revenue booster like this huge fight will be very welcomed.
Spurs had to take out a £175 million loan through the Bank of England last year to combat coronavirus revenue losses, and although that has now been paid off, fans will be overjoyed that their state of the art new stadium can now be used to benefit the club in several ways going forward.
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