Spurs announce stadium opening date and test events

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have this evening confirmed their new ground is finally ready to open – and will play their first match there against Brighton during the first week of April.

Spurs today informed the Premier League that the £1billion stadium is finally able to stage games, six months after it was originally due to be completed and confirmed the news on the official site.

It means Mauricio Pochettino’s side will play their last five league matches of the season at the 62,062-capacity venue, plus their Champions League quarter-final.

In order to achieve a formal safety certificate for fixtures to be held at the new stadium, the club are required to hold two Test Event matches with increasing levels of attendances.

Two fixtures have been arranged as part of the testing process with increasing levels of attendances, after which the club will be granted a formal safety certificate to be able to hold competitive fixtures at their new home.

Test Events

Sunday 24 March – Test Event Match One – Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton, U18 Premier League Match, kick-off 3pm – Capacity circa 30,000 general admission and selected premium areas

Ticket Prices

Adults: £5
Seniors over 65: £1
Under-18s: £1
No booking fees apply.

Saturday 30 March – Test Event Match Two – Tottenham Hotspur Legends match, kick-off 5.30pm – Capacity circa 45,000 general admission and all premium areas

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10
Seniors over 65: £5
Under-18s: £5
No booking fees apply.

It has been confirmed that the first official match to the held at the stadium will be a Premier League match before the club host the Champions League quarter final.

If Brighton win their FA Cup quarter-final match on Sunday 17th March we shall play Crystal Palace on Wednesday 3rd April and Brighton on 23rd/24th April.

If Brighton lose their FA Cup quarter-final match on Sunday 17th March we shall play Brighton on 6th/7th April (subject to Champions League scheduling) and Crystal Palace on 23rd/24th April.

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