Spurs’ new stadium may not be open until March – report

Tottenham may have to wait until March before they can play in their new stadium, according to reports.

Spurs’ new stadium may not be open until March – report

Spurs’ new stadium may not be open until March – report

The Sunday Times claims that the contractors on the stadium project are working towards two different opening dates.

One is the Premier League match against Manchester United on January 13, while their north London derby versus Arsenal on March 2 would be the other option.

The report continues by saying ‘the building companies involved believing the latter date to be the most realistic’ while the club reportedly believe that some contractors have been ‘stringing out the project’ deliberately.

Spurs have been playing their matches at Wembley since the beginning of last season and recently committed to staying there until at least January following significant delays to their new stadium.

Fans are beginning to suffer from ‘Wembley fatigue’ and are voting with their feet, with crowd numbers dipping in recent weeks, though midweek games and capped attendances have contributed to that.

The state of the pitch is another factor to contend with as they had to play on a shocking surface 24 hours after an NFL game, with it still not being in pristine condition for their Champions League game with PSV.

And Spurs will play their next six home matches at the national stadium up to and including their match against Wolves on December 29.

The Sunday Times indicates that Tottenham already have an agreement in place with Wembley that will allow them to play the rest of the season there, in case of further delays.

 

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