- Address: London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 62,000
- Opened: 3 April 2019
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Tottenham Hotspur (football)
Extra stadium info – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The construction of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started in 2015. The first American football match at the venue attracted a crowd of 60,000. It was a game between two National Football League clubs. Joshua Jacobs scored the first touchdown of the match. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened as one of the largest stadiums in the United Kingdom. It opened with a Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Crystal Palace Football Club. The home side won the game 2-0. Son Heung-min from Korea scored the first goal and Christian Eriksen from Denmark scored the second goal.
Christian Dannemann Eriksen made his debut for the national football team of Denmark in 2010. He was the youngest player of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Eriksen played a key role during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign of Denmark. In Denmark’s opening game against Finland at the European championship for national football teams in 2020, Eriksen collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was taken to hospital. Christian Eriksen was discharged six days later. In 2020, Eriksen left THFC for the Italian side FC Internazionale Milano.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Tottenham Hotspur FC, also known as Spurs and The Lilywhites, was founded in 1882. THFC became one of the first sports clubs with 10 million followers on its main social media page. Tottenham Hotspur won their first domestic top-flight football league title in 1951. They finished that football league season with 60 points. THFC drew an average attendance of 55,000 in 21 home games in that domestic league season. In 1972, the Spurs won the inaugural edition of the UEFA Cup after beating the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Arsenal and UEFA Champions League finals
On 10 February 2018, Tottenham Hotspur broke the record attendance for a Premier League match, when 83,000 people showed up for a game against their rivals Arsenal Football Club. The derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal is known as the North London derby. In 2006, Arsenal became the first club from London in a final of the UEFA Champions League. Arsenal FC, also known as The Gunners, lost the European championship game against the Spanish football giants FC Barcelona. The Spurs played their first-ever UEFA Champions League final in 2019. Liverpool Football Club won the game, which took place in the Spanish city of Madrid in front of 63,000 spectators.