Spurs and Chelsea fans asked to go vegan to help derby become first carbon-neutral match in history

Supporters will be encouraged to eat plant-based food and cycle to the ground.

Tottenham and Chelsea fans will be encouraged to go vegan at the Premier League encounter on September 19 - to make the match the first carbon-neutral game in history.

Eating plant-based food is one of a number of activities that Spurs is asking of fans, so the game will have net-zero emissions.

Others include cycling to the ground and supporters recycling all their waste.

This will be the first professional football match that is carbon neutral in history, if it can be achieved.

Chairman Daniel Levy looks on during a Premier League (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Spurs have partnered with Sky to demonstrate the steps that fans and the sporting world can take towards attaining a zero-carbon future.

Calling the partnership with Sky as #GameZero, Tottenham wants to pass on vital information to fans attending the game how they can play their role in protecting our planet and tackling climate change.

Chairman Daniel Levy expressed his delight and hopes this will be the first step towards making our planet safer.

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,” Levy said in a statement.

“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.”

Four steps Tottenham is advising fans to achieve a carbon-neutral football match

  • Use public transport – There are four train stations which serve the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and a free matchday shuttle bus, which makes using public transport easy. Recent analysis has shown that Tottenham is close to achieving its target of no more than 23% of supporters travelling by car on matchdays.
  • Cycle to the match – Spurs has provision for up to 180 bikes to be parked at St Francis De Sales School and Tottenham Community Sports Centre. Fans are allowed to bring equipment such as helmets, puncture kits and removable seats into the stadium.
  • Choose a plant-based food option – All food served inside the stadium is locally and sustainably sourced, with plant-based options available across all outlets and in the premium areas.
  • Recycle waste – Spurs has a ‘zero to landfill’ waste management programme, with clear recycling instructions for fans on its bins, as well as a reusable beer cup scheme.

Nuno’s Spurs side have started the season on form, winning their first three games while also qualifying for the group stage of the maiden Europa Conference League.

They will hope to continue from where they left off this weekend when they make the short trip to South London to take on Crystal Palace.

Games against Rennes, Chelsea, Wolverhampton in the EFL Cup and a London derby against fierce rivals wrap up September for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.