Spurs announce Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host major sporting event in 2021

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The club have announced on their official website that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will play host to a rugby union exhibition match between Saracens and South African outfit DHL Stormers next year.

Along with being forced to play the remainder of the Premier League season behind closed doors, the pandemic has also meant that several high profile events that were scheduled to be held at the venue this summer, have been postponed.

Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulev (Sky Sports), Capital’s Summertime Ball (Evening Standard), as well as two  NFL matches scheduled to take place later this year, have all been postponed.

The UK government confirmed last week that their target is to start allowing spectators back into various sporting venues by October (BBC Sport).

Spurs have already announced that the Capital’s Summertime Ball and NFL matches will return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2021.

It now appears that a highly-anticipated clash between DHL Stormers and Saracens has been added to the list.

The match could see a number of England and Springbok players from the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final lock horns once again.

The club have revealed that the date of the fixture and ticketing details will be provided shortly on the official website.

Saracens were relegated from the Premiership at the end last season following persistent salary cap breaches (BBC).

Spurs Web Opinion

Tottenham have lost out on a considerable amount of revenue due to the Premier League games being played behind closed doors as well as the postponement/cancellation of various events.

I would not be surprised if the club announces a lot more events at the stadium over the next couple of years as they would be looking to compensate for the lost revenue.

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