Daniel Levy has explained why the process of deciding who should get the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium naming rights is taking so long.
Spurs' huge £1billion stadium officially opened to the public with the Premier League game against Crystal Palace in April 2019 and discussions with various companies have taken place since with regard to the naming rights for the 62,850-seater ground. However, more than four years on with countless matches, concerts, events, NFL games and more held there, it remains the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Stadium naming rights deals around the world have brought in hundreds of millions for clubs, franchises and corporations. The Staples Center in Los Angeles, the home of the NBA teams the Lakers and Clippers among other sports franchises, became the Crypto.com Arena in 2021 as part of a £565million 20-year naming rights deal.
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Also in LA, the impressive SoFi Stadium, home to the NFL teams the Rams and Chargers and owned by Arsenal owner and co-chairman Stan Kroenke, was opened in 2020 with a big naming-rights deal worth £504million over 20 years.
Earlier this month, Spurs chairman Levy, along with a number of other board members, met with supporters at a two-hour Tottenham Hotspur Fan Advisory Board meeting at Lilywhite House alongside the stadium.
During the Q&A section of the meeting, One Hotspur member Hemali Patel asked for an update on those long-awaited stadium naming rights.
In the minutes from the meeting, it was stated that Spurs' chief commercial officer Todd Kline explained that «naming rights deals are complicated and we only have one opportunity to name the stadium. Getting the term, fee and brandRead on football.london