Spurs confident over latest stadium setback

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

According to ESPN Tottenham are sure the need to replace thousands of faulty seats at our new stadium will not delay test events or scheduled matches.

We were initially hoping to be able to move into the 62,000-seat stadium at the start of the new Premier League campaign,however earlier this month it was confirmed We would host Fulham on August 18th at Wembley, with 

Liverpool are set to be the first visitors to the new ground on September 15th.

The article goes on to say that Operational test events for the stadium are in place for August 5th plus 18/19 and 25/26 as well as September 1/2 in the lead-up to that Premier League fixture.

However according to reports we need to replace 15,000 padded seats which have already been installed but without the correct pigment to guard against the dark blue colour fading because of the weather.

Spurs however don’t anticipate any further delays saying, Speaking to Press Association: “All seats affected are being swiftly replaced and it will not have any impact on the scheduling of our operational test events that are due to commence at the start of August or our first home fixture in our new stadium against Liverpool,” 

It’s added that Spurs would not comment on the reported number of seats which needed to be replaced.

It is added that the scheduled visit of Liverpool comes three days before matchday one of the Champions League, which could see us host a European fixture at the new venue for the first time.

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