Date: 14th December 2019 at 8:00pm
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Writer: Jod

It’s amazing how quickly the novelty of the new stadium has become the norm, maybe the fact the new ground is in the same place as the old has something to do with it. The stadium is a fantastic place to watch football.

My original fear was the transport links might struggle with the increased numbers but it turns out the Victoria line through Tottenham Hale has absolutely no problem, so that means my journey at least is fine.

Of course, the less visible part of the build is the second pitch. When the ground was built the only definite use for the pitch was the two NFL games each year. The first of these attracted rave reviews from the players. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the two NFL games currently staged at Wembley end up at our ground too. By the time the first game took place, Saracens had already signed a five year deal to hold a game each season at the stadium.

More recently a rugby league test match against Australia was agreed for next year (since I think Rugby League is underrated I might go to that). Then yesterday I read Guns N’ Roses were staging the first concert there.

There is even talk Anthony Joshua might stage his first title defence at the ground, wait and see if there’s any truth in that.

What is clear is Daniel Levy’s dream of a stadium used for more than football is coming together, maybe quicker than I would have expected. More use of the stadium means more income for the club which obviously helps.

So any negatives with the stadium?

Just one – the beer. As a paid up CAMRA member when they said they would have their own microbrewery I had visions of quality beer after the game. In reality, the beer is so bad I’ve been reduced to drinking lager after matches, now if they could just sort that out…

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26 Replies to “Spurs New Stadium – Plenty Of Positives But One Tasteless Negative”

  • I am not a member of CAMRA but i agree they need to sell real beer.There are so many real ale breweries that would love the chance to sell their real ale at the stadium,As we real ale drinkers want to drink real ale at the ground.

  • Agreed. Too cold, too fizzy. The stronger one of the two ( Gamma? ) is better, but still not great. This is only served in some bars , not all. Pouring speed is obviously at the heart of the problem, understandably.

    In every other respect, the stadium is fabulous. I have sat in 3 different parts of the stadium and the view and closeness have been superb. I’m going to try the south stand next.

  • Just shows how opinions differ. I love the Neck Oil, which is reasonably priced (especially if you have a pie as well an hour before kick off.) my big gripes are the transport system which is not fit for purpose, but the worst thing about the stadium is the ridiculous perimeter advertising during the game. It’s unnecessary and distracting, light it up when the games not on by all means, but I just want to watch the football while it’s on!

  • NEVER MIND THE BEER WHO GETS ALL THE TICKETS! BECAUSE WE CAN NEVER GET THROUGH ON LINE OR ON THE PHONE AND WE ARE ONE HOTSPUR PLUS MEMBERS AND MY GRANDSON A JUNIOR MEMBER SO TRY TELLING AN 11 YEAR OLD SORRY NO TICKETS AGAIN. WE COULD ALWAYS GET THEM FOR OLD WHITE HART LANE AND WEMBLY BUT NOT FOR THIS FANTASTIC NEW STADIUM. COULD IT BE TO DO WITH ALL CORPORATE AND MONEY!!

    • I think the Beavertown offering is fabulous and in particular Gamma Ray. Remember not everyone’s taste can be the same.
      It’s the best overall beer offering I’ve ever seen in Stadiums throughout Europe!

  • Beavertown isn’t my favourite brewery, and neck oil isn’t my favourite beer, but still a completely different class to the identikit crap lagers everywhere else.

  • If you want to drink, go to a pub. if you want to watch football, go to White Hart Lane. if you want to do both …. life isn’t perfect, it is what it is, accept it. Just thinking out loud.

  • When I read the only thing that is wrong, I thought at last, someone else is pissed off like me with the vegetarian sausage rolls £3 a pop. Big, hot and filling, but taste like an old sofa! That’s to be expected I hear you say? Not at all, Greggs make a lovely big vegan sausage roll at £1 a pop, which I would happily pay £3 for! So come on Spurs do a deal with Greggs and buy them off Greggs for say 60p each and sell them at Spurs for £3 – that’s £2.40 profit for each sausage roll and because they are good sell twice as many – apparently profits are up 20% at Greggs since they sold them- and happy fans!

  • I agree that the beer in the stadium is the only negative. The only positive about Wembley was that you could get a decent pint. I’ve tried the Beavertown but find it either too strong or too fizzy. I’ve had Heinken in Amsterdam and although I’m not a lager drinker found it just about palatable. In the stadium however I’ve ended with brain freeze after drinking it. Consequently I tend to drink in one of the pubs around Bruce Grove. Its certainly no hardship as I actually prefer to drink in a pub but occasionally it would nice to have at half time.

  • You couldn’t be more wrong about the beer. Beavertown a local Tottenham brewery… this is brilliant. Gamma ray… one of the nicest beers about. I for one think they picked the best brewery to partner with. CAMRA is outdated now… all about the craft!

  • I don’t get the snobbery involved in beer drinking. Or any kind of drinking. It’s simply about the preference of taste and then the alcoholic effect of the brew… I love plenty of both so called real ales and lagers. But there are brews of both types that have tasted like piss-water to me. There is lovely tasting lager as well as sumptuous ‘real ale’… It’s just a matter of taste, not type…

    As for the Campaign for Real Ale snobs. The last time I drank a glass of lager it was real enough to me! I didn’t imagine it!

    Aren’t the ingredients of lager and ale basically the same? Just that the yeast is different between the two and that they are fermented/brewed at different temperatures?

  • What is wrong with you lot!
    Brain freeze
    Too fizzy
    Too strong
    Are they selling beer to 5year olds??

    The beer is amazing now it’s 1000000 times better than the crap plastic bottles of piss water Carling or the crap cider they had.
    The beer at Wembley is watered down garbage. It’s half a pint of beer topped with water it’s God awful!

    I am truly baffled that you picked that as the only negative when transport is clearly garbage and needs serious attention!

    TOO FIZZY?!?!?! Oohhh do the bubbles sting ur tongue?!
    Unbelievable!

  • For whats its worth, Real Ale, bitters, stouts etc excellent, Lagers, can I swear haha, rubbish, simple, that’s my opinion. COYS

  • This site is getting stranger by the day. All these different opinions on the beer they sell at THFC but from a load of posters that have had nothing to say on the football itself.

    Thee are more posters on this thread than on the Wolves match-day thread.

    Vital? Not really…

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