The League Cup is well underway for this season, with the Premier League big boys no joining the competition in the third round.
Tottenham were drawn against Watford for their first cup clash of the season, but it was the order of their drawing that caused headaches.
Spurs’ ball was pulled out of the pot first, meaning that they were entitled to a home tie. Unfortunately both Wembley and their incomplete new stadium are unavailable for the date of the game.
Therefore, Spurs would either have to reverse the fixture and play away, or find a neutral ground at which to play.
The club have opted for the latter, and are said to have asked to play the fixture at Mk Dons’ Stadium MK.
The 30,500 seat stadium is far from ideal, but it should be a one-off option for this game, and this game alone.
The club released the following statement: “We appreciate that Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan to get to on a weekday evening, however the club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10 per cent allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents.
“In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans.
“Consideration was given to a number of different football stadia and for a variety of reasons – capacity, availability, facilities, accessibility, pitch quality and clubs still being in the competition themselves – it was simply not possible to secure a neutral venue within the M25.
“We are extremely conscious of having to ask our supporters to attend home matches at more than one venue and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
“Further details regarding the scheduling of our tie, along with ticketing, will follow in due course.”
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