New Tottenham Hotspur ground wins mondo*dr Stadium of the Year award

5th June 2020

Tottenham Hotspur's new home in London has added yet another award to its collection. This time, it was named 'Stadium of the Year' in the mondo*dr EMEA Awards.

The stadium's architects, Populous, teamed up with SCX Special Projects to submit a joint application to the mondo*dr EMEA Awards highlighting the numerous innovations and technological achievements delivered on the project.

Image: The Populous-designed Tottenham Hotspur stadium showing SCX's world-first dividing retractable pitch


Populous and SCX Special Projects were up against some of the most impressive and innovative stadiums around the world. The final shortlist for Stadium of the Year was as follows:

  • Emirates Old Trafford - Manchester, UK
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Australia
  • Suzhou Olympic Sports Center - Suzhou, China
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - London, UK (WINNER)

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's stadium was chosen by the judges for "its state-of-the-art technology and design." mondo*dr also added that the new Spurs ground was "one of the most talked-about stadiums of the past year."

The award ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, so Christoper Lee, managing director at Populous made his acceptance speech by video (skip to 7m 10s):



In his speech, Lee thanks SCX as the "Geniuses who made our vision for a retractable pitch a reality."

Everyone at SCX is immensely proud to have the opportunity to work with such a fantastic team, and on such an outstanding project as the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Delivering the world's first dividing retractable pitch has lifted our skills, our capability and our vision to new heights.

Finally, huge congratulations to our friends at Populous and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club on winning this prestigious Stadium of the Year award!

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