Hard times are hard, but they also bring out the best from people sometimes. That includes football clubs. Today Tottenham Hotspur announced that they have volunteered the use of their new stadium as part of a country-wide effort to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
From today, our stadium is being used to support vulnerable individuals across our communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (at ) (@SpursOfficial) March 30, 2020
This begins by using the underground parking lot in the stadium as a hub for food distribution. The London Food Alliance will be using the stadium as one of a number of hubs in the capital to get food to those who are affected financially by the outbreak, with similar hubs popping up all over the UK. This is an organization Spurs have used before — they previously donated the surplus food that would’ve been used for the Manchester United match to the LFA for distribution to the hungry.
The use of a parking lot doesn’t seem like a lot and it isn’t, but it’s probably worth noting that with a shelter-in-place order in effect there’s probably not a lot of use for a large stadium right now apart from logistics. It’s at least nice to know that the club is willing to do what it can with facilities that would otherwise just sit empty.