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A rainbow appeared and the sun came out as Tottenham closed White Hart Lane forever


Photo credit: Kristof Terreur, @HLNinEngeland

It was pouring down rain for the majority of Tottenham Hotspur’s farewell ceremony to White Hart Lane. Numerous Spurs legends from their long, illustrious history marched out to thunderous applause as Spurs said farewell to their home of 118 years. A gospel choir sang. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy gave an inspiring pre-recorded message about the future of the club.

Meanwhile, the rain continued to pour down in cascading sheets, soaking the fans, players, and luminaries. It did little to dampen the enthusiasm of everyone who was in attendance.

And then, as the whole stadium along with an opera singer sang a full-throated rendition of “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah” while blue and white confetti rained down upon the rapturous crowd, something amazing happened.

The sun came out.

Photos courtesy of NBC’s Joe Prince-Wright.

Sometimes, the universe conspires with you in the best possible way. This was one of those times. I can’t think of a better way to say farewell to this wonderful old English stadium. It was an amazing way to say goodbye to a stadium that will live on in the hearts and memories of countless Tottenham Hotspur supporters.