The wait is finally over. After a long delay caused by construction setbacks and safety issues, English soccer side Tottenham Hotspur FC has announced a date for when it will play its first competitive game at its new billion-dollar stadium.
The team officially confirmed that it will play either Brighton FC or Crystal Palace FC (depending on who wins their FA Cup tie) on either April 23 or 24.
However, before fans get too excited, the club must first hold two Test Event games, with increasing capacities of 30,000 and 45,000, at the new stadium in order to achieve a formal safety certificate.
“We are delighted to now be able to announce details for our two Test Event matches at our new stadium,” read a statement on the club website.
“The two matches we have scheduled will provide an exciting opportunity to see the new stadium, support our lads in the Academy, watch our Legends take to the pitch and familiarize yourself with your matchday route. We shall also use these Test Events as an opportunity to thank our neighbors and local groups.”
Should the events be successful it will also mean the club will be able to host its quarter-final UEFA Champions League tie.
The first of the two Test Events will be held on March 24 when the Tottenham Hotspur under-18 side faces off against Southampton under-18s.
The second, is a Tottenham Hotspur Legends match on March 30.