Spurs facing new season Wembley kick-off

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According to The Daily Mail the Football Association have given Spurs more time to decide whether to renew our occupancy of Wembley amid fears that our new stadium will not be ready for the 2018-19 season.

The article describes how we were due to tell the FA on Thursday if we wanted to continue using the national stadium next season but according to Sportsmail the deadline has been moved back two weeks, to coincide with the announcement of the Premier League fixtures.

The article adds that the FA declined to comment while Tottenham were reluctant to rule out the possibility of renewing the tenancy agreement, despite work on our new £800million home continuing at a rapid pace.

However according to senior football sources, questions are beginning to be asked whether the 62,000-seat stadium will be ready even after a series of away games in August and the international break at the start of September.

It adds that the Premier League will allow the club to play our opening three games away from home when the new season starts on August 11th, something which they afforded West Ham, Liverpool and Blackpool in the past.

However Its added that if the stadium is not ready by the time the domestic season resumes after England’s friendly with Switzerland on September 11th it will raise a number of problems including the fact that Premier League rules dictate that the location of a club’s first home game must be their home ground for the remainder of the season.

However other clubs could have a say in what happens with that rule, and allowing Tottenham to play a few games at Wembley, could be discussed at next week’s Premier League summer meeting.

To complicate things even further the club have already sold tens of thousands of season tickets for the new stadium, while a number of test events will need to take place for safety reasons and the first NFL game at the new state-of-the-art stadium is scheduled for October 14th.

The article concludes by saying the FA, the Premier League and the NFL are giving Tottenham their full support. But a decision must be made before June 14th when the Premier League announce their full fixture list for the 2018-19 season.

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