In my opinion it should be opened as soon as it is ready, practical and safe to play in, irrespective of who the opponent is, and whether or not the match will be televised. Those who only want it opened when it is televised playing a high profile team are just sensationalists in my book.
A good game where I thought we would have to be at our fighting best to get a result, which we did, fight that is. Good job to all.
MOTM contenders Lamela, Moura, Toby, Winks, Sissoko but our fearless leader Hugo Lloris who led from the back gets the honours in my opinion
Exactly! People have a hardon about "televised first game" which in my opinion is nonsense. I would think a "soft" opening of the stadium to a lesser team would be more appropriate, then once we know that all systems work, then we can then accommodate a high profile game, camera's and all
I believe most people here over estimate the interest that other clubs and the media have in our new stadium. In my opinion they don't give toss and if they happen to broadcast one of our games and it happens to be the first at the new stadium its just incidental, nothing more.