Spurs v Chelsea – ‘world’s first’ major net zero football match

The Premier League fixture will be supported by COP26 and Sky – looking to raise awareness for climate change within the game and urge supporters to take action

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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has partnered with Sky to make its Premier League clash with Chelsea the ‘world’s first’ net zero carbon football game at elite level.

The fixture will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 19th September and will be supported by COP26 and the Premier League in its net zero ambitions.

The North London club, Sky and the government are looking to use the match to raise awareness for climate change and inspire fans to take environmental action.

To mitigate carbon emissions at the match, Spurs will use urging fans to either cycle or use public transport to get to the game, provide plant-based food options at its stalls, push fans to recycle their waste and use green energy to power the game.

The announcement follows Spurs being named the Premier League’s greenest club earlier this year.

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: “We are delighted to be the chosen partner of Sky on this ground-breaking initiative that will demonstrate the role our game can play in addressing the urgent issue of climate change.

“As the Premier League’s greenest club, Tottenham Hotspur is passionate about our planet. We look forward to showcasing our wide range of sustainable measures that are already in place and encouraging our fans to take simple actions that can make a huge difference.”

COP26 President, Alok Sharma, added: “Climate change affects every aspect of our lives, including the sports that we love to watch and play. We can all take steps to help protect the planet for future generations, including in major sporting events.

“That is why I am delighted COP26 is working with Sky, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and the Premier League to show how football is going one step greener by hosting the world’s first major net zero football match.”

 

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