Tottenham Hotspur fans can now travel to Wembley to see games with increased transportation options in place. Fans from East Herts, Harlow and Broxbourne can now get quick and cheap transport to the Wembley Stadium – the new temporary home of the team pending the completion of their new stadium.
A new coach service called Zeelo is offering to significantly cut the 90 mins travel time while costing fans just £5 for each trip to Wembley. One of the co founders of the service, Barney Williams, said that the fans would get a direct straight service instead of dealing with indirect trains and tubes across the city of London or having to drive to each game while paying for car parking in each game.
“We want to make travel to games as quick and painless as possible so fans have more time to enjoy the match and do not worry about parking and queues,” Williams said.
The idea revolves around using data manage coach routes, reducing commute time by 30 per cent while keeping the costs low. Extra service like air conditioner, comfortable leather seats and fast WiFi are in play. The service will be available from Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Bishops Stortford, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stansted Mountfitchet and Harlow. Season passes for all games are available. There are options for few games per season and discounts for Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup matches.
The other co founder, Sam Ryan said the idea was conceptualized after disruptions on the way to Wembley Stadium. The team worked with fans to determine the best pick up points in places with the most reach to reduce time and money spent.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have also received a major boost that should help them remain competitive even as they continue work on their new stadium, with a new kit deal from Nike. Unlike when Arsenal were building their Emirates stadium and could not afford to pay the highest wages to staff and sign the biggest players, the £30 million annual deal with kit manufacturer is a big plus to Spurs’ hopes. It means that Spurs remain at just 2/1 on the NetBet live odds to retain a place in the Top Four next season, with the financial clout helping their cause.
The new ground is expected to cost around £800 million and it is to be completed before the start of the 2018/19 season. With the huge new deal, the top club can offset their liabilities with current earnings while hoping to leverage on the big Premier League TV money. Spurs chief Daniel Levy is widely credited for the deal that keeps the team competitive.
Whilst it means some bringing in some extra players to help with the Champions League campaign is a dstinct possibility, it also means they have the capability to retain their top talents like Harry Kane and Dele Alli when the other richer clubs come calling (though the fact that the players themselves believe in the club and the project being run by Pocchettino is a big plus).