Tottenham Hotspur will hold an opening ceremony of their new 62,000-seater stadium

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Tottenham Hotspur will hold an opening ceremony for their brand new stadium prior to their first Premier League fixture in the ground – and it will pay homage to the 2011 riots.

Last week, Spurs unveiled the name of their new 62,000-seater stadium to simply be the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’, as the last stages of development take place.

Construction will finish during the first couple of weeks of the 2018/19 Premier League season, meaning Spurs will play their first home game against Fulham at Wembley as a result.

Mauricio Pochettino will lead his men out at the stadium on September 15 for a mouth-watering fixture against Liverpool.

the ceremony will take place just before the game against the Reds and will reference the 2011 England riots.

Executive director Donna-Maria Cullen said: “There will be a formal opening ceremony. It will not be quite on the scale of the Olympics.

“It will be a nod to the local area, the riots and how this is a fresh start for everyone.”

The protests originated in the Tottenham area in August 2011, following the death of Mark Duggan.

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