Uefa make comment on Tottenham’s new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

There is still a chance that Champions League football could be played at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium this season, despite the club confirming that no matches will be played at their new home before March.

Tottenham face Borussia Dortmund in the last sixteen of the competition, with the home leg being played at Wembley Stadium on February 13th.

If Spurs can progress beyond the last sixteen with victory against the German side, UEFA have not dismissed the prospect of future ties being played at the 62,062 seater stadium before the end of the current campaign.

The quarter-finals of the Champions League are due to take place on April 9 and 10, and April 16 and 17.

Spurs confirmed yesterday that along with the Dortmund tie that the matches against Watford (30 January), Newcastle United (2 February) and Leicester City (10 February) will be moved to Wembley.

The Wembley capacity will remain capped at 51,000 for the Premier League matches, but the club hope to be able to use the full 90,000 capacity for the Dortmund match.

A statement from Uefa as quoted by the Standard said: “UEFA will remain in close contact with Tottenham Hotspur to assess the possibility of the club hosting UEFA competition matches in their new stadium this season, if the club qualifies for the next round of the UEFA Champions League.”

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