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Tottenham Women to play Arsenal at Spurs’ new stadium

Despite no fans in attendance, the Women’s NLD will take place in a big venue.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - FA Women’s Continental League Cup Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may be devoid of fans these days, but it’s still the newest and best football stadium in the whole of England. That makes it a fitting place to play Tottenham Hotspur Women’s upcoming North London Derby against Arsenal. The club announced that Spurs’ new ground will be the host venue for the upcoming match on Saturday, March 27.

This is the second year in a row that the home WSL tie between these two rival clubs has been held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Unfortunately, while Spurs may hold the advantage in the Who Has the Better Stadium contest, the gulf in talent between the football clubs is pretty massive in the other direction. Arsenal are currently fourth in the table (though currently well back of title contention this season) and are one of the most decorated women’s football clubs in England. Tottenham have won three league games all season and are on a four match winless streak.

Even so, Spurs are still waiting for their first big win against one of the “big four” and are desperate to beat their North London rivals for the first time ever. The closest they’ve gotten was a penalty shootout loss to Arsenal in the WSL Cup back in November.

But hope springs eternal. Perhaps the thrill of playing in a state of the art new stadium will spark something in this team that will propel them to a huge upset. While the match will be behind closed doors, Spurs fans will be able to watch the match for free on The FA Player, assuming the match is not picked up by a network to be televised.