Previously on this blog, David Butler has considered the impact of club's moving stadium in the long term. I consider it again here, over the (very) short run.
Recently, Tottenham Hotspurs moved into their new home and it is fair to say they have settled in quickly. At this stage the club have played just 3 games at the venue, but have a 100% record and are yet to concede a goal. I had a quick look at a random sample of other Premier League clubs that moved stadium in the recent past to see how they fared both in terms of points and goal difference.
The illustration below shows the difference in both, when comparing the final three league games at the old stadium, with the first three games at the new one. Of course, one of the Spurs games was a Champions League tie, but given that Manchester City were the opponents, I thought it fine to include.
It will be interesting to see if the North London club can sustain their excellent start as this season draws to a close.