Tottenham pushing for stadium open date described as ‘optimistic’

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Tottenham Hotspur are pushing for a mid-December completion date for the new stadium which has left some in the construction industry describing the timeframe as ‘optimistic’.

According to Construction News, Spurs insiders revealed to the publication that progress on the project had seen a noticeable improvement in the last few weeks.

Such is the progress that has been made, several areas of the 62,062 seater stadium have now been officially handed over to the club including the pitch area.

However, before the club can hold a competitive Premier League match at the stadium they must reschedule the two test events they postponed previously in order to achieve a safety certificate.  The dates of the test events would be announced a month before they take place.

“There has been a fair bit of pressure from the club to hit that [December] date,” one insider told CN.

“The job has come a long way in the last couple of weeks, but the middle of December is pretty optimistic.

“Onsite people aren’t saying too much about the deadline, we’ve been given so many finishing dates it’s hard to get excited about the latest one.”

A source said: “The club’s in-house fit-out teams run those sections now and they’ve got tight security. Even the subbies that need to come in and work on the snagging have to get the right passes.”

“The thing with this job is that it only takes one incident to hamper progress – like a major leak or electrical problem,” a source added when speaking to CN.

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