Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Tottenham’s new stadium delayed again as wait continues

Tottenham’s new stadium delayed again as wait continues

Further delays apart it is believed the Lillywhites first match at the new ground bedevilled by delays and overspends could well be a London derby - but against Palace, rather than the Gunners on March 16.

Delays to the construction of the new venue have seen Spurs occupy the national stadium throughout this campaign, with issues with the critical-safety systems pushing the opening date back further.

Daniel Levy had a meeting with the contractors on 7 January to receive an update on the progress made so the Club could provide fans with a rundown on the situation.

The delay now means Spurs' Premier League home games with Watford, Newcastle and Leicester will all be played at Wembley as will their Champions League last-16 home leg with Borussia Dortmund on February 13.

English soccer outfit Tottenham Hotspur could make their long-awaited move to their new stadium in time to face Premier League rivals Crystal Palace on 16th March, according to United Kingdom newspaper the Daily Mail. Testing has also continued.

Tottenham should have ended the uncertainty and said they will stay at Wembley for the rest of the season.

"The response from those who attended the familiarisation event was great to hear and reinforced our commitment to deliver an exceptional matchday experience for everyone".

If Spurs were to win at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth round at the end of this month, there is the possibility they could get a home tie in the next round on the weekend of 16-17 February.

"In order to reduce the inconvenience to fans, the three Premier League matches will be refunded in one transaction and similarly all three games can be purchased together in one transaction", Tottenham confirmed in a statement on the club website.

"We are now liaising with the contractors and building control at Haringey Council to determine a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, along with formal test event dates".

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