Tottenham Hotspur has revealed that the move to their new stadium has been delayed again until March
Hotspur’s said they have now received a post-Christmas/New Year update from the contractors involved in the critical safety systems at our new stadium.
The past month has seen remedial works take place, software issues resolved and corrected safety equipment installations increase. Testing has also continued.
Spurs confirmed that they are now liaising with the contractors, Mace, 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.
Given the time required to deliver these and the test events, they have confirmed that the next Premier League matches against Watford (30 January), Newcastle United (2 February) and Leicester City (10 February) – and the Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund (13 February) – will take place at Wembley Stadium.
Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman, said: “I should like to apologise to our fans and thank you for your continued patience. 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.
“We shall now seek clarity in respect of building test schedules and test event dates and provide further information on these in the next two to three weeks.”
The new stadium will feature a retractable pitch which will sit above an artificial surface that can be used for NFL games, concerts and other events.