Arsenal And Tottenham Discuss Groundsharing On This Day, 2nd December 1977

EmiratesTo think, this was hard enough to build now. You might have been looking at one end with Tottenham decoration, the other with a proper club’s colours.

In 1977, perhaps even more so than now, a groundshare between the two north London clubs seemed unthinkable yet the respective boards of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur seriously considered the idea of a super-stadium at Alexandra Palace, even if the travel facilities at the potential site were only marginally better than White Hart Lane at the time.

Whilst the Italian clubs have used shared stadia for decades and are quite comfortable with the notion, the lack of replication across the top leagues of Europe highlight how unique the idea is to that country. I am sure that over time we would become used to it but that would be one hell of a leap.
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