Tottenham allow stadium to be used in ‘fight against coronavirus’

Tottenham have allowed their stadium to be used to support vulnerable individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Spurs, whose 62,000-seater stadium is regarded by many as the best in the world, have held discussions with Haringey Council, the Greater London Authority and the NHS about making use of their arena.

“As a club, we have always been clear about our commitment to the wider community,” chairman Daniel Levy said.

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“Never has this been more important than it is now.

“We are immensely proud of the efforts of everybody involved in the fight against Covid-19, and see today as just the start of what we can do as a club to assist.”

The first step has seen the car park, built under the stadium, used as a storage base for food.

Earlier this week, the PA news agency reported that Manchester City were also opening executive boxes and conference rooms at their Etihad Stadium to help the NHS with training of doctors and nurses during the crisis.

Furthermore, as part of contingency planning for the ongoing crisis, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff is set to be converted into a temporary hospital providing around 2,000 additional beds.

The Premier League has been suspended until 30 April at the earliest as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, though that date seems optimistic as things stand.


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