Tottenham open season-ticket renewals with club hopeful of hosting matches at full capacity next season

Dan Kilpatrick
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Tottenham will open season-ticket renewals to supporters on Monday, with the club hopeful of hosting full-capacity matches from the start of next season.

Prices will be frozen for the club's roughly 50,000 season-ticket holders, who will have until June 3 to renew their seats before the new campaign begins on August 14.

Fans will have their 20 per cent renewal fee for the current season, which has been played behind closed doors, carried over and deducted from the cost of their new ticket.

The news is welcome for the club, with this weekend’s visit of Manchester United set to be the 28th match at their £1.2billion stadium played without fans or with a vastly reduced capacity, equalling the number of full-capacity fixtures at the stadium, which opened in April 2019.

All but one of Spurs’s home matches this season have been played behind closed doors, with the exception of the 2-0 win over rivals Arsenal in December, which had an attendance of 2,000.

All Premier League clubs are hoping to welcome back 10,000 supporters for their final home matches of the season – in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Spurs last played a full-capacity match at home in their FA Cup defeat to Norwich on March 4, 2020, and chairman Daniel Levy has forecast losses of £150m due to the shutout.

In a statement announcing the renewal date, Spurs sounded a note of caution, saying: "While Government guidance has stipulated that it is the aim that all restrictions on social contact will cease from June 21, should this change and we are not permitted to open at full capacity for a specific Premier League fixture, then we shall offer a pro-rata refund to anyone affected based on 1/19th of the total value of their Season Ticket.

“All refunds would be available on a monthly basis."

In a message thanking fans for their "patience and co-operation" during the shutdown, Levy admitted there were points when fans returning to full stadiums seemed a long way off.

“We are proud of our passionate and loyal fanbase and we cannot wait to see you back in the stadium where you belong as soon as possible," Levy said.

“You deserve that moment when we are part of a packed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and fully enjoying the matchday experience again. This vision has seemed like a distant possibility on so many occasions, yet we have never given up hope that we would one day be in a position to say, with a degree of certainty, it is time to welcome you all back home."

Tottenham’s prospects for next season remain uncertain, with results largely underwhelming but Jose Mourinho’s side just three points from fourth place in the Premier League table.

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