LATEST: Tottenham finally send out access cards to fans in major sign new stadium will be ready

Tottenham Hotspur are finally gearing up for the opening of their new stadium after supporters were told their access cards and membership packs are being sent out.

Telegraph Sport revealed on Wednesday night that Spurs are working towards a new opening date of December 15 for the Premier League match against Burnley.

And plans are now in place to make sure season-ticket holders will be able to get in, as access cards that were originally meant to be sent out in August are being distributed.

It is the first major sign that Spurs are seriously preparing for the opening of the stadium, which could cost over £1 billion, before Christmas.

Planning is underway to try to hold two test events at the stadium at the end of November in preparation for a December 15 opening, following discussions between Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and contractors Mace.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Levy had told him that Spurs are on schedule to finish work on the stadium in time for the team to move in by Christmas.

Tottenham’s next home game after the visit of Burnley is against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

The club had originally earmarked the Liverpool match on September 15 as the grand opening, but delays meant it had to be pushed back and the club got agreement to play all of their Champions League group stage matches at Wembley.

Should they qualify for the knock-out rounds, then Spurs may be able to play Champions League football at their new stadium this season if they can get it ready in time for the Burnley match.

Despite the delays, Tottenham are confident the new stadium will be the best in Europe once it opens and fans have been excited by recent images of the pitch with one set of goalposts erected.