Tottenham stadium opening delayed AGAIN due to FA Cup schedule with April the earliest opportunity for unveiling

By | 17th February 2019

TOTTENHAM’S plans to unveil their shiny, new stadium have been put back AGAIN – with April the earliest move-in date.

Spurs had been aiming to open the £1billion ground on March 17 with the London derby against Crystal Palace targeted.

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Tottenham’s stadium unveiling has been delayed again due to Crystal Palace’s FA Cup run[/caption]

But the Eagles’ victory over Doncaster today saw Roy Hodgson’s side progress to the quarter finals of the FA Cup, which will be played between March 15 and 18.

That will see the Palace game rearranged and Spurs’ first opportunity to move in to the new White Hart Lane put back to April.

A statement read: “Following Crystal Palace’s FA Cup fifth round win today, our Premier League clash at home against Palace scheduled for Sunday 17 March will have to be rearranged.”

The building work has reached a conclusion, with Spurs opening the doors to 6,000 fans last month.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s team are unlikely to move into the new ground until April[/caption]

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Brighton could be the first visitors to the new White Hart Lane[/caption]

But Mauricio Pochettino’s next home game after Palace comes on April 4 when Brighton are the visitors to North London.

Tottenham had wanted a blockbuster clash for the big unveiling.

Chiefs had circled the visit of Man United last month as a target date but that was also postponed in what has been a PR disaster for the Champions League chasing club.

After Brighton, their remaining league home games include Huddersfield, London rivals West Ham and Everton.

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