Tottenham stadium could open as late as February 2019

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Spurs impressed during a 3-1 win against Fulham at Wembley yesterday, their last game at the national stadium before the grand opening of their new home against Liverpool.

That’s what the headlines should have read, but Tottenham announced last Monday that their brand new 62,000 seat stadium would not open on time, due to issues with critical safety systems.

Matches against Liverpool and Cardiff were moved to the home of the England football team, with further matches to be confirmed.

However, reports suggest that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may not actually be ready until 2019, with these safety systems causing up to six months of delays.

The Mail on Sunday has revealed that a source close to the construction estimated that the stadium could open as late as February 2019.

The source said: “The critical issues include [safety] systems. Some systems are incomplete or missing and nobody knows how long it is going to be.

“Completion could run into next year, depending on what other issues crop up. A best guess is that this delay will be between three to six months. In addition, the cost of the build has already reached £1bn and it is difficult to predict what the final bill will be. The costs keep piling up.”

So how long exactly could Tottenham be forced to continue their albeit impressive Wembley run?

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