Tottenham receive approval regarding stadium request

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that the EFL has approved their request to hold the Carabao Cup third round tie against Watford at MK Dons.

Spurs requested dispensation from the EFL board to host their tie at the home of MK Dons due to the new stadium not being ready in time and Wembley is unavailable due to the boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin on September 22.

Board members of Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust have already confirmed that they will not be attending the match.

A statement on the club’s official Twitter page read: “We can confirm that the EFL board has ratified our application to host our Third Round fixture against Watford at Stadium MK. The match is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 26 September (8pm). Ticketing details shall follow in due course.”

Stadium MK has a capacity of 30,500 and is 50 miles from White Hart Lane. Milton Keynes Central train station is a 30-minute journey from London Euston.

Tottenham ruled out playing their league games at Stadium MK last season when the decision to vacate White Hart Lane was made.

They secured the right to play at Wembley for the 2017/18 campaign and wanted their new ground ready for this summer.

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