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Tottenham partners with Mitel for stadium development

English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur has partnered with Mitel to enhance communications infrastructure at its new stadium, while chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly taken personal control of the hunt for a naming rights sponsor.

Under the partnership, the business communications company’s unified communications platform will enable Tottenham employees to work from anywhere using a mobile device to connect, collaborate and engage with each other.

 “Premier League stadiums are more than sports venues today, and the technology in place must ensure real-time communications between staff and with guests,” Jeremy Butt, senior vice-president of international for Mitel, said. “We are excited to be working with Tottenham Hotspur employees to help them connect with colleagues and fans as quickly and effectively as required.”

Meanwhile, UK newspaper the Daily Mail said Tottenham has elected to forgo the services of the TRM agency, with Levy assuming control of the search for a stadium naming rights partner.

Levy is reportedly seeking a deal worth £20m (€22.4m/$27.8m) per year over a 20-year contract. A Tottenham spokesperson said TRM had not been retained as talks currently being held with other potential club sponsors did not come through the agency.

Earlier this week, Tottenham gained approval to increase the size of its new stadium from 61,559 to 62,062 seats.

The new facility will be the second largest stadium in London behind West Ham United’s multi-use London Stadium, and the largest football-specific ground in the English capital when it opens for the 2018-19 season.