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Tottenham’s first match at new stadium will be against Liverpool

Tottenham have today confirmed that their first home game at the new White Hart Lane stadium will be on September 15 against Liverpool.

Spurs’ first home game of the campaign is against London rivals Fulham but will be played at Wembley while work on their new 61,000-seater stadium is complete.

Tottenham then face trips to Manchester United and Watford before the first international break of the season – which runs from September 3 until September 11.

The first game at Tottenham's new ground will be vs Liverpool on September 15/16 weekend

The first game at Tottenham's new ground will be vs Liverpool on September 15/16 weekend

The first game at Tottenham’s new ground will be vs Liverpool on September 15/16 weekend

TOTTENHAM’S DIARY 

August 5 – Operational test event at new stadium

August 11 – Newcastle (away) 

August 18/19– Operational test event at new stadium

August 18 – Fulham (home, Wembley)

August 25/26 – Operational test event at new stadium

August 25 – Manchester United (away)

September 1 – Watford (away)

September 1/2 – Operational test event at new stadium

September 15 – Liverpool (home, new stadium) 

They will return to Premier League action on September 15 with a home game against Liverpool.

Chairman Daniel Levy said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to announce the date of our first match in our new home. 

‘Our fans have been hugely supportive and this has been much appreciated during a challenging but momentous time.

‘I should also like to thank Richard Scudamore and the Board of the Premier League for having regard to exceptional circumstances, along with the Board of Watford for agreeing to reverse our fixture on Matchday 4 to an away game.

Tottenham's opening home fixture will be at Wembley against newly-promoted Fulham

Tottenham's opening home fixture will be at Wembley against newly-promoted Fulham

Tottenham’s opening home fixture will be at Wembley against newly-promoted Fulham

The first match at Spurs' new ground will be after the first international break of the season

The first match at Spurs' new ground will be after the first international break of the season

The first match at Spurs’ new ground will be after the first international break of the season

‘We had always intended to request a few games away at the start of the season. The coaching staff were keen to place a home game within the early fixtures so we shall have one home game at Wembley.

‘We have held extensive scheduling discussions with Mace, our construction manager, and our lead sub-contractors. Our first operational test event will be held on 5 August.’

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino added: “We are so excited to have the date of the first Premier League match at our new stadium.

‘We discussed the timings and the ability to play away games and I think it is a good solution to have an earlier home game.  

Tottenham host Fulham at Wembley on August 18 - where they played home games last season

Tottenham host Fulham at Wembley on August 18 - where they played home games last season

Tottenham host Fulham at Wembley on August 18 – where they played home games last season

Wembley was great for us last season and we are even more used to that than we are the new stadium. We are excited about the season ahead and making the new stadium our new home. I have stood inside the bowl and I know the atmosphere will be unbelievable – it will be well worth the wait.’ 

Tottenham will refund fans who bought season tickets for the new stadium, with each one receiving 1/19th of the price. The single Wembley fixture will then go on sale to fans. 

Spurs struck an agreement with the Premier League to cover them in case their new £850million home is not finished in time.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring a goal during a clash with Liverpool at Wembley last season - the Reds will be Tottenham's first opponents at their new White Hart Lane stadium

Harry Kane celebrates scoring a goal during a clash with Liverpool at Wembley last season - the Reds will be Tottenham's first opponents at their new White Hart Lane stadium

Harry Kane celebrates scoring a goal during a clash with Liverpool at Wembley last season – the Reds will be Tottenham’s first opponents at their new White Hart Lane stadium

Tottenham had sought a 48-hour extension – until 6pm on Friday – to confirm whether they would renew their tenancy at Wembley.   

They will also be permitted to play away in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Tottenham’s £850m project at White Hart Lane is making rapid progress but deadlines are tight to get the ground ready for the early games of the new season.

Premier League rules normally dictate that a club must complete all of their home games at the same ground but they are set to make an exception with Tottenham. The division are keen to support any Premier League club who upgrade their stadium.

Source: MailOnline | Copyright © MailOnline, All Rights Reserved

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