Tottenham's new stadium included in England's Fifa submission

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's proposed new stadium has been named as one of four London stadia selected for inclusion in England's Fifa submission for the 2018/2022 World Cup.

Tottenham's new stadium included in England's Fifa submission
Tottenham's new stadium included in England's Fifa submission

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Haringey in October that would see a new stadium created on the site of the current of stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club head of community relations Adam Davison said: "We are delighted to be included."

London's host city bid was submitted with four suggested venues including Wembley Stadium, Olympic Stadium, Arsenal's Emirates and the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

London is one of 12 cities that will host matches if the tournament is awarded to England for the first time in 50 years.

If England wins the honour of hosting the Fifa World Cup in 2018 or 2022, Wembley will automatically stage the opening game and final.

Some 12 venues-specific training sites and 14 team base camps have been put forward for the capital.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "With some of the finest stadia in the world and a passionate fan base for every team in the World Cup, London will offer an unrivalled backdrop to the thrilling action on the pitch. If the World Cup comes to the capital it will be a once-in-a-lifetime football experience for players and fans alike."

London United team member and Visit London director of communications Ken Kelling said: "A World Cup bid needs a world city and London will no doubt play a central role in the national campaign to bring the Fifa World Cup to England."

 

 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

Smyle appoints new managing director

Smyle appoints new managing director

Creative agency reshuffles its senior leadership team to support its new virtual and hybrid events business.

LIVE UPDATES: Bali begins to reopen after lockdown

LIVE UPDATES: Bali begins to reopen after lockdown

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

MICE sector continues to wait for further clarification on financial support and a date for restarting live events.

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

A group of apprentices share their experiences of learning about the industry during lockdown.

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

This week's special guest is Julia Charles, managing director of Julia Charles Event Management.

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

A-List 2020: Rachel Douglass is a senior event manager at Yellow Fish.

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Campaign to draw attention to struggling events businesses and employees lights iconic buildings red.

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Metrics are great but don't forget to create a memorable experience, says Phil Staines from FIRST.

'We place a huge emphasis on talent development'

'We place a huge emphasis on talent development'

A-List 2020: Michael Gietzen is group managing director at Identity.

How automotive events are changing gear

How automotive events are changing gear

Car manufacturers are more savvy with event budgets and they want to reach more diverse audiences.