The Sun has revealed that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of the venues that has been pencilled in host the Lions in the summer during South Africa’s UK tour.
Tottenham’s home ground has not seen any fans since the coronavirus outbreak last year except during the North London Derby last December when the UK government decided that 2000 fans would be allowed, only to quickly reverse their decision.
Games are expected to continue behind closed doors for the remainder of the season.
However, the 62,303-capacity venue could see fans return during the summer, with the UK government expected to allow around 10,000 fans to return to stadiums from the middle of May.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was initially put forward as one of the venues to host the Euros if the tournament was to be held in England but UEFA are now expected to stick to their initial schedule instead of changing venues.
The Sun have now confirmed that Spurs have agreed to host two rugby matches in the summer, the Springbooks’ clash against USA on June 27 and the Lions’ clash against Japan on July 9.
A final decision on whether the tour will go ahead in the UK is expected to be made next week.
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I would expect Tottenham to potentially agree to host a lot of sporting and entertainment events over the next couple of years in order to make up some of the loss incurred by not having fans in the stadium for more than a year.
Having a multi-use venue with two pitches is a big plus as it could allow the club to organise events during the season when the spectators are allowed back in.
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