Future Stadiums & Venues

HPE to connect Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium

Soccer club name official IT networking and wireless infrastructure partner.

by Sam Carp

HPE to connect Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium

Top-flight English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur have announced a new deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) which will lead to advanced technology being installed at the team’s new stadium.

The information technology company will serve as the Premier League side’s official IT networking and wireless infrastructure partner, and will help to deliver an enhanced matchday experience for all supporters.

The agreement will see the club install HPE-owned Aruba’s networking solutions with support from HPE’s Pointnext services organisation, which will help Spurs’ currently nameless new venue meet its technology demands.

Sanjeev Katwa, head of technology at Tottenham Hotspur, said: “Creating a technology infrastructure to support an enhanced visitor experience requires solutions that can meet the growing demands of visitors that come to our new stadium. We believe Hewlett Packard Enterprise can support us on the journey in building one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world.”

Marc Waters, HPE’s managing director in the UK and Ireland, added: “Tottenham Hotspur realise that being digital from the ground up is imperative to transform its fan experience. We are thrilled to support Tottenham Hotspur in this journey, using our intelligent edge solutions and Pointnext expertise to help build the foundation for a truly digital stadium. Our partnership with the club will help enable future innovation and the ability to provide an enriched, unique environment for stadium visitors.”

Tottenham’s new 62,000-capacity stadium is expected to be ready in time for the 2018/19 season, which means the two-time English champions will be forced to play their home matches at Wembley Stadium until then.

Spurs finished second in the Premier League in 2016/17, and kick off their new campaign away to newly promoted Newcastle on 13th August.