Football: Tottenham face Palace in first game at new stadium next month

Football: Tottenham face Palace in first game at new stadium next month

Tottenham Hotspur new stadium
An aerial view of Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium in North London. (Photo: Tottenham Hotspur)

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur's first Premier League match in their new 62,000-seater stadium will be against Crystal Palace on Apr 3, the London club confirmed on Sunday (Mar 17).

The new ground will then host its first European game when Manchester City visit London six days later in the Champions League.

"We can confirm that the first Premier League match in our new stadium will be against Crystal Palace on Wednesday 3 April ... ," the club said in a statement on Sunday.

"This will be followed on Tuesday 9 April by the first leg of our UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City, kick-off 8pm."

The opponents for the inaugural game at the new stadium were decided after Brighton and Hove Albion advanced to the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday, with the south-coast club's league game at Tottenham now set to be played in the last week of April.

Tottenham have played home matches at Wembley Stadium since the old White Hart Lane ground was demolished at the end of the 2016-17 campaign to make way for the new stadium.

They were expected to move into their new home last August but problems with safety systems delayed them.

Earlier this month, Tottenham released details of two test events to take place at their new stadium, an Under-18 Premier League game against Southampton on Mar 24 and a legends match on Mar 30.

Source: Reuters/de

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