Tottenham Hotspur have been warned that their new stadium may not be ready until March because of issues at the site.
According to the The Times, contractors who are working at the 62,062 seater capacity stadium have been given two different deadlines. One is for the visit of Manchester United on Saturday, January 13th and the other is for the North London derby when Arsenal visit on Saturday, March 2nd.
The report claims that the contractors believe that the Arsenal date is the most realistic of the two proposed dates due to continuing issues with the project.
Tottenham have already confirmed that the remainder of the matches this year will be held at Wembley Stadium, however, there are capacity issues that they must deal with.
The Wembley capacity for Spurs matches has also been capped at 51,000 following the game against Chelsea on Nov 24, although an application has been submitted to Brent Council to increase that to 62,000 – and potentially 90,000 for certain matches – if further fixtures are played there from late January.
Now that deadline has been extended indefinitely, with the stadium not expected to open until January 2019 at the earliest. The club say they will provide a further update on the stadium’s progress in December.
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