May 29, 2009

Confirming what every Arsenal fan already knows, nodding dog insurer Churchill has statistically proved that no good comes of frequenting White Hart Lane‚ not if you’re a motorist at any rate.

In yet another glorious mash-up of dry claims data with PR-friendly novelty angles, Churchill can now reveal drivers parking up round Spurs’ North London manor (N17) face a 59% above average risk of needing to make a motor insurance claim. Fellow Londoners West Ham (E13) aren’t much better at 46% above average, closely followed by Aston Villa in Birmingham’s B6 at 45%.

Over the past four years Wigan Athletic’s JJB stadium (pictured)‚ situated as it is in the middle of nowhere‚ has been the safest Premier League ground to take your car. But you’d probably need a better reason than that to bother visiting the Latics’ ground.

Taking a perverse pride in his team finishing first in something for a change, Spurs fan James Murray at Churchill turns out to be something of a social scientist: “Traditionally football stadiums have been built in inner city areas with high population densities.

“Areas with high population densities are more likely to experience car insurance claims, possibly more so on match days when the areas are crowded. On the flip side, the newer grounds in non-residential areas see fewer car insurance claims.”



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