Journalist Richard Keys’ remarks concerning the naming rights of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium are wide of the mark, according to the club.

The Independent report that Keys, who now works for American outlet beIN Sports, claimed that Spurs’ new home will be called the Nike Stadium.

The long-awaited move in date appears to be edging closer, with the first competitive match held in the stadium expected to be the club’s Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion on April 7.

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In order for this to happen, the North London club will have to gain safety certificated from Haringey Council and plan to do this by holding a number of test events in the next month.

One of those could well be the rescheduled U18s fixture with Southampton, which will take place in the next couple of weeks,

Speaking on the television show earlier today, Keys said:

I believe I am right in saying the first league game will be played April 6th, Brighton the opposition. And that stadium I can exclusively reveal will be called ‘The Nike Stadium’.

Nike is, of course, the club’s current kit manufacturers, so have a strong affinity with the team.


The six Premier League stadiums with named sponsors