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Spurs Reveal Plans For A Retractable Jigsaw Pitch In New Stadium

Spurs Reveal Plans For A Retractable Jigsaw Pitch In New Stadium
By Daniel Kelly

They may be having trouble settling into their temporary new surrounds at Wembley, but Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium looks set to be one of the fanciest in the world.

Set to be named the FedEx Stadium, the new White Hart Lane will also host NFL games each season. To combat the wear and tear on the field, Spurs originally announced they would have two separate pitches for each game.

On Thursday they announced how they plan to separate the pitches, and the idea is revolutionary. The NFL pitch will constantly stay in the stadium. Lying above it will be the pitch the Spurs play on each week.

The football pitch will be able to split into three separate segments, and can roll out of the stadium.

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Expected to be completed for the start of next season, Spurs have installed a similar setup in their training ground, in a bid to perfect the method.

At least 20 NFL games will take place over a ten-year period in the stadium one it opens. Spurs signed a deal with the NFL in 2015 to host at least two games a season for ten years.


While retractable pitches have become common in recent years, the new stadium will be the first in the world to have a pitch the splits into separate sections.

There is no word yet if the club will create retractable penalty spots for opposing teams.

SEE ALSO: Why Are Spurs Playing At Wembley?

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