Tottenham targeting December 15 to open new stadium with Premier League clash against Burnley set to be first game

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TOTTENHAM remain confident they will move into their new stadium before Christmas – and have earmarked Burnley as their first opponents on December 15.

The Telegraph claim that the north London club are actively working towards the clash against the Clarets after a frustrating delay to the opening of the state-of-the-art arena.

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The 62,000-seater stadium could be ready for Tottenhams clash against Burnley on December 15[/caption]

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The club had originally scheduled the game against Liverpool on September 15 as the grand opening, but that failed to materialise due to a series of delays.

There were even concerns that Spurs might not move into their new home until 2019 due to safety issues regarding the 62,000-seater stadium – which is set to cost over £850m.

However, Maurico Pochettino recently revealed that chairman Daniel Levy had told him the club were scheduled to finish work on the ground in order to move in before the new year.

And with pictures emerging this week of goalposts up on one side of the ground, with the pitch also being laid down, Levy looks set to keep his promise to Pochettino.


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Tottenham drew 1-1 with Burnley in their last home meeting in the Premier League[/caption]

Any slight setback could push the completion date past Christmas though, but there is growing optimism Spurs have now overcome most of their major obstacles.

Tottenham’s next home game after the visit of Burnley is against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

The issues with the new stadium have resulted in Pochettino’s men having a packed out schedule – with four games in nine days at the end of this month.

Spurs have a huge job of turning around their fortunes in their European campaign, but should they overtake Barcelona or Inter Milan in their remaining group B games – they may have the opportunity to play Champions League football at their new ground later this season.