What Mauricio Pochettino said after Spurs made stadium announcement

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his delight at Tottenham Hotspur’s announcement on Friday regarding the new stadium.

The club revealed that they are to hold a “familiarisation event” at their 62,062 seater stadium, with 6,000 fans getting to see inside the ground for the very first time on December 16th.

Spurs season ticket holders can enter a ballot for tickets, which will cost £1 each – a charge the club say is to help them test their new ticketing systems.

It will be the first test event involving fans and takes place a day after Spurs face Burnley at Wembley in the Premier League.

Tottenham will still need to hold two further test events in order to be awarded a safety licence to operate the stadium at full capacity.

The original plan before the official opening against Liverpool on September 15th had to be cancelled was to host an Under-23s game and a legends game against Bayern Munich in the build-up to the opening date.

He told Football.London: “It makes me feel very, very happy because it makes me feel we are close to competing there. I think it’s an important thing for the fans, for the club, to start to show our new home and it makes me very, very excited.”

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