New Spurs stadium may be open before end of October

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham’s brand new 62,000 seat stadium has been delayed for some time now, with initial reported issues announced on the 13th of August.

Nearly a month on, and there is still no end in sight for the construction job… or is there?

The stadium contractors, Mace, revealed last month that the delays were down to electrical faults in the fire safety system, and later a burst water pipe.

However, in his latest statement, the club implied that the stadium could in fact be ready by October 29, Spurs’ fixture against Manchester City.

The City match has already been confirmed as a Wembley fixture for the sake of clarity, but if all goes to plan, it could prove to be Tottenham’s last Premier League game at the national stadium.

In their statement, Tottenham said this: “Despite the possibility that our new stadium could be ready to host this match, this would not be known until much closer to the date of the game. We have therefore agreed with the Premier League that, in the interests of clarity and certainty, we shall confirm this game as taking place at this time at Wembley Stadium so that fans of both teams can now make travel arrangements accordingly.”

So there you go, Spurs fans, it may be possible that your stadium isn’t too far away after all.

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  1. Just.Not. Credible.
    Ask any decent subbie/ contractor on site. Fans are being mugged off and it’s a PR nightmare for THFC. Why not be transparent and say that it could be months? By all accounts the outstanding internal work (including the wiring) is extensive. As can be seen from the site, the external cladding is still a few weeks off, not counting sign off and safety checks (let alone snagging etc). Makes me wonder what date the project team have for practical completion.

  2. I don’t believe for one minute that critical safety systems are the cause of the delay, apparently the wiring needs attention, it doesn’t take months to rectify electrical work, it takes days, weeks at worst. It just wasn’t close enough to hold games there and the club have had to engineer an excuse to justify the delay and what better than a safety issue?
    I’d have a lot more respect for Levy and co if they came out and told the fans the truth, it’s worrying though that its so easy to be dishonest, I wonder what else were not being told, Transfers might be one, or why the lack of. :-)


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