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Spurs give inside look at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hospital

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Heading to White Hart Lane was never anything like this for the residents of North London, but these are unprecedented times in the modern era of football.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has become the extended home of North Middlesex University Hospital, and Spurs’ home looks quite unusual as the Premier League outfit helps the NHS in England.

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How different is it? The stadium’s giant parking area is being used to test medical workers and their families for COVID-19, and its technology campus has been turned into a protective mask production facility churning out 2000 face shields per week.

Spurs also laid out where Women’s Outpatient Services are being conducted (via TottenhamHotspur.com).

• Our Media Entrance and Café is used as a main reception and welfare area for visitors and NHS staff.
• The NFL Away changing room areas is used as a Maternal Day Unit.
• Our Flash interview rooms off of the players’ tunnel – where post-match TV interviews are normally conducted – as well as the referees’ area, are used as consultation and scanning rooms.
• The football Away dressing room area is used as a Midwives Clinical Room and staff Admin Office.

The club’s stadium was the first PL ground to be used for testing, as Spurs have been one of the many clubs putting their influence and resources to use in the battle against coronavirus.

What we love about Tottenham

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This week at ProSoccerTalk we will be detailing what we love about each Premier League club competing in the 2019-20 season and next up is Tottenham.

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Each day we will release details on why who adore each team in particular as we remind ourselves just how awesome the PL is as we await its return following the suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Time to take a closer look at Spurs.


Harry Kane: Since emerging in the first-team scene under Mauricio Pochettino during the 2014-15 campaign, Harry Kane has skyrocketed in Tottenham’s list of greats. The Spurs youth product hit the ground running under the Argentine, finishing as the club’s leading goalscorer of the aforementioned season, and becoming an instant fan favorite.

Kane – who is currently recovering from a left hamstring injury – didn’t stop there; he made sure he was far removed from being a one-hit wonder. As a result, the 26-year-old has lead Spurs in scoring for five straight seasons, placing him third in Tottenham’s all-time goalscoring list. Outside of Jermaine Defoe, no other player in Spurs’ modern day history has had such impact on the offensive side of the game. 

Jose Mourinho: Wherever Jose Mourinho goes, the lights and cameras follow. That reality is no different at Tottenham, as the storied Portuguese manager has brought all of his pros and cons with him to Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium.

After runs with Chelsea and Manchester United, one might have thought that his and Spurs’ paths would never cross, but in November 2019, after Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking, Mourinho became the boss at Tottenham. Life thus far at the helm of the north London side hasn’t been ideal for him, crashing out of Champions League play and sitting eighth on the table. But a manager of Mourinho’s stature is definitely not worth crossing off – whether he’d be at Chelsea, Manchester United ⬇️or Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: In addition to having a proven goalscorer and manager in their ranks, Tottenham have the privilege of playing home games in England’s newest and most technologically advanced football stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 62,000-capacity state-of-the-art stadium features a retractable field, a microbrewery, an in-house bakery, heated seats with USB ports, the longest bar in the UK among others unimaginable extras for a sports venue. The stadium opened in April 2019, and replaced the legendary White Hart Lane.

Son reacts to first goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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Vicious deflection or not, Heung-Min Son will always have the distinction of being the first Tottenham Hotspur goal scorer at the new stadium.

He loves that, sure, but his reaction to playing in the new venue was one of awe after Spurs beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to move back into the Premier League’s third place.

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 “It’s just amazing,” Son said. “What an unbelievable stadium. The noise was just so loud. To score the first goal at this stadium … I just want to say to thank you to my team-mates and the fans.”

As he continued, Son noted what everyone knew but few acknowledged: Playing at Wembley as long as they did was a problem for Spurs. From the BBC:

“White Hart Lane is our history but the new stadium … I can’t believe it. To play in it is an amazing feeling. It’s a bit different from Wembley. Wembley was not our home.”