Tottenham Hotspur have said that their Premier League encounters against Brighton and Hove Albion or Crystal Palace could be the first matches to be played in their new home stadium. The opening of Spurs’ new stadium has been delayed for several months now. However, it seems that the first match will be played in the first week of April.
It all depends on how the FA Cup quarter-final between Brighton and Millwall goes on the 17th. Provided Brighton lose, then Spurs’ first match at the new stadium will be against Crystal Palace on April 3 or else, Spurs will face Brighton on April 7.
Tottenham have agreed to host a Premier League match in their new home ground before the Champions League quarter-finals. Spurs already confirmed earlier that their Champions League quarter-final home leg will be played in the new home ground.
To be able to host competitive matches at the new home ground, Spurs have to get a safety certificate first and this will be determined through two test matches. The first match will be an U18s match between Spurs and Southampton on the 24th before a Tottenham Legends match on the 30th.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said, “We are delighted that we shall be able to welcome our supporters to the stadium and our players of the past and the future to take to the pitch on what will be momentous occasions for our club. Please do come and see your new stadium and share these moments. Thank you all once again. Your support has been much appreciated during a challenging but exciting time.”