Reason behind the stadium delay admitted by Mace

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Main contractor, Mace have admitted to faulty wiring being the reason the opening date of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was delayed.

Spurs were due to play their Premier League tie against Liverpool at their new stadium but it was announced a number of weeks ago the game had been moved to Wembley Stadium.

Spurs and Mace met on Tuesday to discuss a new timetable surrounding a possible new opening date.

Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds told

“Issues with critical safety systems were identified. This is linked to the fire detection contractor encountering higher than usual electrical wiring faults.”

“Follow up meetings continue to take place with trade contractors where the situation and planned timetable are being reviewed to rectify and re-test. We shall then be in a better position to outline the revised timetable for an opening.”

It is rumoured a new timetable will be released by Spurs at the earliest next week which will give a new official opening date for the stadium.

“We’ve always worked hard to achieve the quickest possible programme for the project. Mace and Tottenham have achieved a huge amount to date,” Reynolds added.

Spurs fans, when do you think the new stadium will finally open?

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  1. The stadium will be an amazing stadium for years to come and will be enjoyed by millions of people.
    I’d rather it not be used at all this season than it be rushed and mistakes made or corners cut


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