As you will note there is a home fixture scheduled for the weekend of 18/19 August 2018 and this match will be played as a home fixture at Wembley Stadium. It was always our intention to seek permission to play the first few games away. In discussions with our Coaching staff the preference was to break what would otherwise have been a continuous run of away games with one game at what was effectively our 'home' stadium last season. Please see details below for season ticket holders and premium members in respect of tickets for this match.
We shall be scheduling several events preceding our first Premier League game in the new stadium to check and rehearse various operational aspects. Further details will be released in the coming weeks.
At this point in time, therefore, barring any significant issues with the final stages of stadium completion, scheduled events are proposed to take place as follows:
• 5 August – Operational test event at new stadium
• 11 August – Away to Newcastle United
• 18/19 August – Operational test event at new stadium
• 18 August – Home (Wembley Stadium) to Fulham
• 25/26 August – Operational test event at new stadium
• 25 August – Away to Manchester United
• 1 September – Away to Watford
• 1/2 September – Operational test event at new stadium
• 15 September – HOME to Liverpool - First PL game in our new stadium
• Further fixture information can be found here
Chairman, Daniel Levy: “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.
"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.”
Manager, Mauricio Pochettino: “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. 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.”
Wembley Ticketing – Existing and New Season Ticket Holders for 2018/19 Season
As one match of the new season will be played at Wembley – on the weekend of 18/19 August against Fulham – all those who have purchased season tickets at the new stadium, or who purchase in the coming weeks, will be credited 1/19th of the price you have paid for your 2018/19 season ticket. This process will be carried out automatically and requires no action from supporters.
Credit amounts will be placed into your eticket account and you will be able to access these funds to purchase a ticket for the match at Wembley or hold these funds in your account for future ticket purchases.
We shall shortly release on sale dates and details regarding tickets for the match at Wembley. Please note Stadium Access Cards for the Season 2017/18 will NOT work for this fixture.
Wembley Pass Holders from 2017/18
Supporters who held a Wembley Pass for the 2017/18 season are advised that these tickets were only valid for the 2017/18 season and are no longer valid. These supporters will need to purchase individual match tickets during the One Hotspur members’ sale for each fixture.
You will automatically receive a credit note equal to 1/28th* of your 2018/19 seasonal fee for the Premier League match to be played at Wembley on the weekend of 18/19 August, 28 being the average number of games in all competitions over the past five seasons. A credit to that effect will be placed into your Premium account and can be used for the match at Wembley or for future payments towards your 2019/20 seasonal fee.
Executive Members who held a seasonal membership for the 2017/18 Season at Wembley will be given a priority period in which to take up an option on their previous Premium package for this match. This purchase is by no means compulsory.
Any new Executive Members for the 2018/19 Season who would like to discuss the Premium options that are available to them at Wembley will be able to do so once the priority period for previous Members has passed and full availability is confirmed.
Executive Members for the 2018/19 Season who would like to purchase General Admission tickets for this Premier League match at Wembley will be able to do so during a designated priority booking period. Details of this sales process will be communicated to you in due course.
You don’t need to do anything as our Account Management Team will be in direct contact with you in the coming days with further information and to answer any additional questions you may have around this process. If you do however wish to get in touch in the meantime, the team are available via email at email@example.com or on 0208 365 5010.
*Premium Members who hold Domestic-only Premium Seats will receive a credit note equal to 1/24th of their seasonal fee as UEFA matches are not included in your membership.
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