Unless something catastrophic happens, Tottenham Hotspur have played their final match at Wembley Stadium as a temporary home.
Remember that article from this morning that was full of speculation, possible scenarios and a freight train derailing at the end of it? Throw it out the window except for the part about the U-18s playing, because that’s still happening. Tottenham have ended the speculation and confirmed that an agreement has been reached between the club, the Premier League and all necessary parties that the next home match will be at the new stadium.
In respect of our opening game, this is subject to both a safety certificate and the outcome of Brighton & Hove Albion’s FA Cup match on Sunday 17 March.
We have held discussions with the Premier League and UEFA. The following has been agreed with the Premier League, Brighton and Crystal Palace to ensure that our first game is a Premier League match prior to a UEFA Champions League quarter-final match:
If Brighton win their FA Cup quarter-final match on Sunday 17th March we shall play Crystal Palace on Wednesday 3rd April and Brighton on 23rd/24th April.
If Brighton lose their FA Cup quarter-final match on Sunday 17th March we shall play Brighton on 6th/7th April (subject to Champions League scheduling) and Crystal Palace on 23rd/24th April.
So that settles that. Tottenham Hotspur’s next home match, barring any issues with the test events, will play at their new home. Yes, there have been so many delays that we’ve lost count and the stadium probably costs the GDP of a small nation but all of that will be forgotten when the team takes the pitch for the first time in front of 62,062 supporters in their gorgeous new home.
Spurs have just one match before this happens, and that’s a date with Liverpool up at Anfield after the international break. We’ve been this patient so far. Another month and the wait will finally be over.