After a history of delays and setbacks, Tottenham’s new stadium finally opened last night for its first Premier League match, in which Spurs beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

The stadium, which cost nearly £1 billion, has 9 floors, a retractable grass pitch and the biggest screens in Europe and is a game-changer for the club in playing experience, fan experience and revenue generation.

In a week where two of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Tottenham, showed their super-stadium plans, the race will be on for others across the world to match it. Matchdays are quickly becoming more about experienced and an innovative stadium that engages fans is more attractive for commercial opportunities.