Report: Premier League seek clarity over Spurs stadium move

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur announced on Thursday that their new stadium will not be ready in time to host the North London Derby on March 2nd with the fixure instead being held at Wembley. 

The club are looking to move into their new 62,062-capacity stadium before the end of the current season, but for now remedial works on the safety systems are continuing.

Mauricio Pochettino, however, said during yesterday’s press conference that while he hopes the club are able to play at their new home this season, his gut feeling was that it was going to be tough (Telegraph).

It has now emerged that the Premier League have been in contact with Tottenham to ensure that Spurs play a minimum of five home games at their new ground if they are going to move before the end of the season.

According to a report in The Evening Standard, the Premier League want Spurs to set a specific target rather than to keep making announcements on a game by game basis.

The report also claims that while some clubs are unhappy at Spurs being given the opportunity to play their home games at two different stadiums, the Premier League is reluctant to issue an ultimatum as they don’t want to create an environment where clubs face undue pressure while building a new stadium.

However, the report claims that the Premier League do not want to see a situation where  Tottenham end up only playing one or two of their games this season at their new ground.

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