Daniel Levy’s first words after Spurs confirm new stadium opening

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It was the news that all Tottenham Hotspur fans had been opening for when the club confirmed last night that the 62,062 capacity seater stadium will be opening its doors for competitive football next month.

Supporters have had to endure an agonising six-month wait from the originally scheduled opening date which was supposed to happen for the visit of Liverpool in the Premier League on September 15th of last year, only for issues with critical safety systems to scupper the plan.

The club will now hold two test events later this month in order to be granted a safety certificate before they can hold full 62,062 seater capacity matches at their new home.

An under-18s fixture against Southampton on 24 March will allow for a capacity of around 30,000, before a legends match on 30 March will see around 45,000 fans admitted to the venue.

The first competitive match will take place in the first week of April against either Brighton or Crystal Palace.

Daniel Levy told the club’s official website: “We are delighted that we shall be able to welcome our supporters to the stadium and our players of the past and the future to take to the pitch on what will be momentous occasions for our Club.

“Please do come and see your new stadium and share these moments.

“Thank you all once again. Your support has been much appreciated during a challenging but exciting time.”

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