Premier League might force Spurs to remain at Wembley for the season

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

According to reports in the press, Tottenham Hotspur might be forced to play all of their remaining home games of the season at Wembley Stadium if their move-in date to the new ground gets delayed any further.

Tottenham released an official statement this week confirming that the club’s fixtures against Watford, Newcastle, and Leicester would all be played at Wembley with the last of those taking place on the 10th of February.

The Guardian reported that the club is likely not going to be able to host games at the new 62,062 capacity stadium until the middle of March.

According to a report in The Sun, the Premier League could force Spurs to play all of their home games in Wembley this season if the stadium is to face any further delay. The stadium was initially scheduled to be open for the visit of Liverpool on September 15th, but due to issues with the critical safety systems, there has been a substantial delay.

The report claims that while the Premier League have been relatively supportive of Tottenham’s project all the way through despite the delays, their patience is now wearing thin.

It is claimed that Tottenham will not be allowed to move back to North London this season if they are to host any fewer than five home games at their new stadium.

If this report is to be believed, Spurs will have to either move in before the middle of March or potentially wait till the start of the 19/20 season for the grand unveiling.

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