Tottenham Hotspur have announced today that they are to hold a test event for supporters on Sunday December 16th. The club are calling it a 'Familiarisation Event' for 6,000 fans, tickets for which will be allocated by a ballot of season ticket holders.
This is important news as it shows that the Club are now confident of moving forward again with the opening of the new stadium, which was originally due to be opened in September. However major problems were discovered with the stadium's safety systems and this delayed the project.
Recently rumours have abounded that the new stadium will now open for the Premier League visit of Manchester United, on Sunday, January 13th which is being shown live on Sky Sports. This would also be an apt fixture, as Manchester United took part in the last match played at White Hart Lane in 2017. This first test event shows that these rumours could well be right and with plenty of time to hold further test events towards the end of December and in early January, then provided that no further problems are incurred and the relevant safety certificates awarded, then Spurs could at long last be kicking off in their new 62,060 stadium, which is rumoured to be costing around £900m.
Below is a video shot in early October 2018 and shows the stadium from the lower West Stand.
The above video was produced by Matt Daniels and made publicly available via YouTube.