Musco Lighting powers Tottenham’s N17 Arena
EFDN partner Musco Lighting has introduced an astroturf pitch just outside the majestic new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that will be utilised as a vibrant community space and talent ID centre.
Just south-east of the club’s home, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s Official Field of Play Lighting Supplier, Musco Lighting, has implemented a dual first-class Mini-Pitch System. It will extensively serve the purposes of the club – as a talent centre for the Global Football Development team.
The astroturf pitch is a game-changing playing surface made entirely from over 18,000 recycled trainers, delivered by Nike Grind. It will play host to a whole range of free sporting activities in the local community, thus expanding the community-focused reach of both Musco and the London club.
“I know from experience how much talent exists within this area, so for young players to come to the doorstep of the stadium and be able to work with the coaches that myself and many others have worked with is massive. The Mini-Pitches will help develop small-sided play, involving close contact and more touches of the ball, including one-v-one duels. When you’re growing up, you want to show your skills and this is the place to do that.”
Central midfielder Oliver Skipp, an academy product of the Tottenham Academy
The N17 Arena will provide a podium for young footballers to showcase their talents and the club’s greater vision of enabling school children to progress their respective careers in professional football.
“We are excited to provide two Mini-Pitch Systems for Tottenham Hotspur and support the Club in its mission to make sure youth are getting the playing spaces and opportunities they deserve.”
Jeff Rogers, President of Musco World
The good news for all EFDN members are: the winner of the 2021 More Than Football Award receives not only recognition for having implemented the most innovative and impactful Community and Social Responsibility programme in European football, but also wins a complete branded Mini-Pitch System modular sports solution which will be developed in partnership between the winning organisation, EFDN and sponsor Musco Lighting. See all projects selected for the shortlist here. The goal of the More than Football Award is to honour the best social initiatives in Europe delivered by a European club, league or FA by celebrating the work they do on and off-pitch on a local, national and international level.