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Formula 1 and Tottenham Hotspur agree partnership that will include new indoor karting track below stadium

Flobadob

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Can't stand to watch Formula 1 but sports car racing/karting is a great day out so I think this is very exciting - and if it's another revenue stream then that should translate to more funds available for players more sticks to beat Levy with.


Gotta say this part of the press release made me spit my coffee all over my keyboard:

"With music concerts, boxing and rugby now also being staged in London N17, it means an estimated 5.9billion people globally are interested in events held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - equating to nearly 80% of the world’s population."

:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
You can hear Levy fapping himself like a Demon to this quote ?
 

SirHarryHotspur

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Be interesting to see the price , there is an indoor track in Edmonton , checked out price for one child , 30 minutes for £44.96 special offer , have to see what Spurs do on prices.
 

tottenmal

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Be interesting to see the price , there is an indoor track in Edmonton , checked out price for one child , 30 minutes for £44.96 special offer , have to see what Spurs do on prices.

Yeah that is the big thing for me. Karting is already available for people in Tottenham who really want to do it. They can either go two ways. Use the F1 branding and longest track etc to push out TeamSport, charge the same or more due to the brand and take their business.
Or try and use some initiative and financial backing to bring the cost down and get kids, teenagers etc karting, show that F1 is serious about finding next generation talent in areas like Tottenham. Maybe sprinkle in more expensive sessions on weekends etc to keep it profitable. Hamilton has been calling out for it, F1 partnering up like this and offering affordable karting in a deprived area could be a real PR win and great long term.

I think we will get the first option after the positive PR has been run though.
 

brasil_spur

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I guess this is one of the exciting things that Levy was talking about the other week?
It's a pretty cool addition to the stadium, very clever (again) from Levy.

God the man can be frustrating sometimes, he makes it so hard to be cross with him! ??
Basically he's a business legend and a football amateur. Off the field he's second to none in the world of sport in terms of what he's done for the club. On the field he fucks up nearly everything he gets involved in.
 

Chirpystheman

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All we need now is for the sky bar (will that ever open) to turn into a nightclub and you can go Go-karting in the morning watch the footy. Climb the stadium and then go clubbing. The perfect stag day experience.
 

SpursJord

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haha

It's a fantastic thing in it's own right but I get you on this. This money spinner, that money spinner, this is great, that is great, it's all great.

Except where it matters.

We get so much of this that it's almost 'meh' because what we'd really like to see is the same innovation and ambition shown where it matters.

Until then, we're quite rightly going to get people being cynical. From that point of view, he's still got a lot to do. But for this, right now, hats off to him.
Isn't all these deals really part of the bigger ones, the ones that matter most. Eventually all these little deals will mean the bigger deals, Stadium Naming, Shirt and each other sponsor will have to pay even more because of the audience it reaches.

So as you say it is easy for people to feel the way they do but it could just pay off more as we go on. Obviously it won't matter unless they invest in the team though.
 

Rocksuperstar

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Any of you receive this? F1 at Tottenham
I think the goKart might look better if it had a rear wing .

"DRS at your fingertips" - without a rear wing, that's going to be a weird experience.

I mean, it looks great, very exciting, very tech-modern karts and everything, and it feels much more like an F1 project where WHL is simply a high profile venue to house it in which already has the necessary infrastructure to support so much hi-tech equipment, but other than pricier and flashier, not sure how this is any different to any of the current Karting arenas dotted around industrial estates across the country.
 

BorjeSpurs

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"DRS at your fingertips" - without a rear wing, that's going to be a weird experience.

I mean, it looks great, very exciting, very tech-modern karts and everything, and it feels much more like an F1 project where WHL is simply a high profile venue to house it in which already has the necessary infrastructure to support so much hi-tech equipment, but other than pricier and flashier, not sure how this is any different to any of the current Karting arenas dotted around industrial estates across the country.
It's underneath Europe's best stadium and it's partnered with the biggest racing brand in the world. It will have the largest indoor track in London.

Kids are going to beg their parents to take them, and the market for Spurs supporting adults is huge.
 

JayDub

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Slightly dull logistical question… What does this mean for the pitch if they want to store it under the South stand for non-football events?
 

Finchyid

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"DRS at your fingertips" - without a rear wing, that's going to be a weird experience.

I mean, it looks great, very exciting, very tech-modern karts and everything, and it feels much more like an F1 project where WHL is simply a high profile venue to house it in which already has the necessary infrastructure to support so much hi-tech equipment, but other than pricier and flashier, not sure how this is any different to any of the current Karting arenas dotted around industrial estates across the country.
It’s under our football pitch??
 

SirHarryHotspur

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Looks like there will be no karting between the following dates, so just a football season attraction..

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be in concert mode throughout 26 May - 5 August. Please note that the football pitch will not be visible for any experiences taking place during this period.
 

SirHarryHotspur

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It’s under our football pitch??
Underneath the south stand & Park Lane Square where the pitch trays are stored when stadium in concert/NFL mode.

The attraction is based underneath the iconic South Stand at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and boasts three thrilling karting track layouts, designed to suit racers of all abilities.
 
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rob1984

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Slightly dull logistical question… What does this mean for the pitch if they want to store it under the South stand for non-football events?

The karting stuff will be easily removable temporary overlay I would think. Some kerbs, some hanging lights, a few other bits and pieces that can easily be moved and put in storage. It looks to me like a really smart way of making use of a big empty space when it isn't needed and I guess it'll take a day or so to clear out when the pitch needs to wheel back in there. And then another day or so to set up again when the pitch is back in the stadium.

That's my guess anyway.
 
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