Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
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Spurs announce Stadium delays

Spurs announce Stadium delays

The imaginatively named "Tottenham Hotspur stadium" was due to open next month, with the first Premier League game due to take place against Liverpool on September 15.

The Premier League side's game with Cardiff City has also been moved, while the venue for the club's clash with last season's champions Manchester City on 28th October has yet to be confirmed.

It was reported that Tottenham had chose to name their new stadium after the name of the club.

Wembley is due to host the NFL fixture between Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles on the same day as Man City's trip to face Spurs and, according to Sky Sports News, there is no intention from the FA or NFL to relocate it away from the national stadium.

Spurs used Wembley for the whole of last season whilst construction work on the new ground was being completed and club chairman Daniel Levy has apologised to the fans for the latest delay, with thousands of season ticket holders affected.

"Yesterday the club received a report from Mace which highlighted the extent of the issues with critical safety systems". We are reviewing the situation and planned timetable to rectify and re-test, after which we shall be in a better position to outline a revised timetable.

A safety licence must be granted before matches can be staged at the ground and that will not happen before test events - originally slated for Aug 27 and Sep 1 and now postponed - take place.

"Delays are common, certainly for builds of this size and complexity, however we are hugely frustrated that this has occurred with these systems at such a late stage", said a Spurs statement. They became the first club in Premier League history not to make a permanent player signing in the designated summer transfer window.

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