Tottenham Hotspur’s brand new 62,000 has been hit with delay after delay since building began.
The original opening date was supposed to be against Liverpool on September 15, but issues with the fire safety systems put an end to that idea.
Spurs have been playing their home fixtures at Wembley for the time being, as they did for the entirety of last season.
The turf at the new Spurs ground is now laid, along with the turf on the second pitch below the one Tottenham will use.
Spurs’ turf is laid on three retractable trays that, when stored under the south stand, reveal a separate NFL pitch.
The specially designed pitch was supposed to host the upcoming Raiders vs Seahawks game, but delays have pushed this to Wembley too.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has expressed his disappointment not to be playing at Tottenham’s brand new state of the art ground.
The Standard report Baldwin said: “A little bit, a little bit. It just happens like that sometimes.
“We have to stay focused on the game, that’s what I have to do.”
Baldwin was asked if he was keen on a full-time franchise in London: “Honestly, I hope not because that’s a long travel just for one team.
“If the NFL wants to create an entire organisation out here then that would be probably more efficient. Obviously that would cost more money but I hope it’s not just one team as it would be a lot of travel for those guys.”
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