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Tottenham Hotspur set to build in-stadium track as part of new 15-year partnership with Formula 1

Tottenham Hotspur have signed a new 15-year deal with Formula 1 that will see the world’s first in-stadium electric karting track built under their stadium. 

The facility is set to be built under the South Stand and will likely be the longest indoor track in London. 

The ground already hosts boxing, rugby matches, NFL games and music concerts. The venue will now house an electric karting facility with separate tracks for adults and juniors. 

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: “Since building this stadium, our ambition has always been to see how far we can push the boundaries in delivering world-class experiences that will attract people from around the world all year round.

“We have been able to bring the biggest names in sport and entertainment to London N17. We are extremely excited about what this long-term partnership with F1 will bring for our global, national and local communities.”

The home of Tottenham is currently the third largest stadium in England, with a seating capacity of over 62,000. 

The venue covers the site of the now-demolished White Hart Lane, which served as the club’s home from 1899 to 2017. 

Plans for the new stadium were conceived in 2007, but it was another 12 years before it hosted its first Premier League game. 

It was built at an estimated cost of £1 billion and is regarded as one of the world’s most hi-tech stadiums. 

Tottenham need to be consistent to finish in the top-four 

Antonio Conte’s side are currently sitting fourth in the league table, with 45 points from 25 matches. 

However, they have struggled for consistency this season, beating Manchester City in one game before losing to Leicester City in their next encounter. 

Spurs haven’t been unconvincing, but Newcastle United’s recent struggles mean they are still four points ahead of the Magpies in the table.

They will be keen to stay in the top four to ensure they feature in next season’s Champions League.

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