Wembley Stadium versus the London Stadium
Our move to Wembley Stadium this season means that England’s two national stadiums are being used in the Premier League.
We made history this season as our home opener; the 2-1 loss to Chelsea, was the first-ever Premier League game played at the historic Wembley Stadium.
Last season West Ham made their move to the London Stadium, formerly the Olympic Stadium. The stadium that was specifically built for the 2012 London Olympics and of which hosted many memorable moments during that games.
We were beaten 1-0 at their new ground last season but hopefully we shall maintain our away winning streak on Saturday. Anyone placing Tottenham bets for this weekend’s game will know that the odds are 1.65 to win on the road – heavily favouring us to make the short trip home off the back of three points.
Whilst our move is only temporary as White Hart Lane undergoes its redevelopment, West Ham have a 99-year contract to stay at London Stadium.
Although ourselves and Leyton Orient protested against allowing West Ham the cheap move, it was always on the cards as the stadium is simply not profitable without a football team playing there.
West Ham pay a measly £2.5 million per year to host their 19 Premier League games each season – a fee they can get back on gate receipts in one game alone.
Regardless, us two teams now play our Premier League (and Champions League) games at the two finest stadiums in the country – another attraction for foreign supporters to follow the best league in the world.
Betfair have created the graphic below that compares the two stadiums. And although it highlights West Ham having a shorter distance to travel to games, I’m sure that’s because Tottenham fans have supporters all over the world!
Our season ticket prices have actually dropped since 2016-17, whilst we’re also attracting a much bigger attendance than what West Ham did last season, and their home opener versus West Ham this season.
The comparison between the two stadiums is below: