The new stadium has certainly been a long time coming for Spurs fans. The club was initially scheduled to move into their new 62,062-seater stadium in September of last year, but the move has been delayed endlessly due to issues with the circuitry systems at the new venue.
After a long wait, the club have officially confirmed that the new venue is now ready to host matches. Spurs announced that they will be playing all their remaining home games in the Premier League and the Champions League at the new venue provided they are issued a safety certificate.
The club have announced two test events, the first of which will be a U-18 game against Southampton on the 24th of March followed by a Tottenham legends match on the 30th of March. If all goes to plan, Tottenham will open their new stadium against Brighton on the 7th of April.
However, if the Seagulls should progress to the next round of the FA Cup, Spurs will play Crystal Palace on the 3rd of April. This arrangement is to ensure that Spurs play a Premier League game at their new ground before the Champions League quarterfinal tie.
Spurs fans who have been left frustrated by the long delay, reacted jubilantly to the announcement. Here’s how some fans reacted to the news on social media:
— Hotspur World (@Hotspur_World) March 8, 2019
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL CONFIRMED AT THE NEW STADIUM THIS YEAR https://t.co/kLJNXgteP0
— Kieran (@Kieran_N17) March 8, 2019
No more stadium updates. No more ‘fears of further delays’. No more picture of doom. No more league games at Wembley. We can finally go back home. Back to Tottenham. Back to N17. https://t.co/az97wupq5n
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) March 8, 2019
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