With the number of hospital beds needed becoming an increasingly bigger worry for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic, a number of grounds will now be utilised as makeshift hospitals.
Spurs chairman Levy confirmed the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be on offer should the NHS need the additional bed space, and he went on to enforce the club’s ongoing commitment to helping those in the community at this difficult time.
"As a club, we have always been clear about our commitment to the wider community - never has this been more important than it is now,” Levy said as reported by Sky Sports.
"We are immensely proud of the efforts of everybody involved in the fight against COVID-19 and see today as just the start of what we can do as a club to assist."
The move comes after Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium were both announced as temporary hospitals.
Opened in April 2019, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the seventh largest stadium in the UK with a capacity of over 62,000. The venue is widely recognised as one of the most advanced in the world and is used for a variety events of as well as hosting Premier League football.
Spurs’ decision to allow the NHS to use their stadium comes after the announcement that the ground’s basement car park is already being used as a storage base by London Food Alliance.
With many people struggling to feed themselves amid the coronavirus pandemic, the scheme looks to ensure that those most vulnerable will still have regular access to food. The popular darts venue Alexandra Palace is also serving as one of Haringey’s two bases.
Source : 90min