Saracens to play Harlequins derbies at new Spurs stadium

English Premiership rugby union club Saracens is set to switch its derby match against Harlequins to Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium next season.

The match was previously held at London’s Wembley Stadium and is currently held at London Stadium, home of Premier League football club West Ham United.

The two sides are set to meet at London Stadium on Saturday but The Telegraph reports that this will be the last meeting at the venue.

Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall said: “We are looking forward to Tottenham’s ground being completed and that becoming our home for this game for the years to come.

“The Olympic Stadium is a bit of a neutral venue. This weekend’s game should have been at Tottenham’s ground if the stadium had been ready. My understanding now is that (the new White Hart Lane) is going to be where we are going to be for this fixture. It is very exciting and it is more our area (in terms of support base).”

Tottenham’s new state-of-the-art stadium is due to finally open on April 3 with a Premier League match against Crystal Palace. The stadium will also stage NFL games and has been fitted with a synthetic turf pitch to allow it to do so.

The first test match at the new stadium will take place this Sunday (March 24) at 3pm when Tottenham’s U18s take on Southampton. The stadium will operate at a capacity of 30,000.

The following Saturday, a Tottenham Hotspur Legends match will be held at 5.30pm, with the stadium to operate at an increased capacity of 45,000.

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