Say this for Tottenham Hotspur supporters and their relationship with Wembley Stadium: the on-pitch results haven’t always been there, but the fans do turn up in numbers. Spurs announced today via social media that for the third time this season they have sold out Wembley Stadium for a European home match, this time Thursday’s Europa League return fixture against Belgian side Gent.
Earlier this season Spurs had set Tottenham and England attendance records in their Champions League home matches against Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen with attendance over 85,000 in both instances. Spurs had instituted an aggressively competitive price structure once they fell out of the Champions League and into the Europa League, with some tickets being offered for as low as £5 each.
That has certainly helped matters, and with Spurs needing at least a two goal win in order to progress past Gent into the next round of the Europa League, a big supporter turn out will only help with the atmosphere at England’s national stadium.
Thursday night is gonna be lit!