Pochettino reveals Levy is ‘very positive’ over new stadium opening this season

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fans may be starting to feel as if their brand new stadium will never actually open its doors for a Premier League game, but the wait may soon be over.

According to the Standard, the club are looking at holding test events on March 16 and March 23 in order to gain approval for an opening.

If these events are successful, it may be possible to open the stadium against Brighton on April 7, before playing the remainder of their home games at the 62,000 seat ground.

The situation has been made far more complicated by rearranged FA Cup fixtures, as Spurs’ tie against Crystal Palace has already been moved, and the Brighton game may suffer the same fate if they make it to the semi finals.

If Brighton is to be rescheduled too, that will likely only delay the stadium opening further, as Tottenham have no other home games around that time.

Pochettino claims Levy is still positive over the ground opening this season (Standard): “I saw Daniel [Levy, the Spurs ­chairman] yesterday and he’s very positive. I still think it’s going to be tough, but that was before Palace went through in the FA Cup and we changed the game. Many things have happened [since] to make us more positive, to believe that we can move before the end of the season.”

On whether he will support Millwall in knocking out Brighton: “I’m going to support all the possibilities that can make us play [in our new home] before the end of the season.”

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