Tottenham’s new stadium won’t be finished until January

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

September 15 should have marked Tottenham’s grand opening of their brand new 62,000 seat stadium against Liverpool, however delays have pushed back the opening date further and further.

Daniel Levy extended Tottenham’s Wembley stay until December 15, but originally hoped that they would be playing at the new ground before that date.

Then rumours were circulating that the fire sprinkler systems wouldn’t be ready until March 2019 at the earliest.

The latest news out of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium build is that the move will not happen until the first week of January.

Daily Mail claim that a source close to the club has told Construction News this new expected finishing date.

The source said: “The numbers have been cut significantly. It’s gone from about fourth gear down to about second gear, now it’s just idling. But it’s ticking along.

“The pace has come down, but the right areas are being focused on to get it finished.

“There was a lot of corner-cutting [before the delay], but it’s definitely gone the opposite way now.

“It will take a bit more time, but I think Tottenham realise that, and they’ll get a better product at the end of it instead of something that’s just rushed.”

Spurs will have to continue their stint at Wembley until the stadium is finished and ready, which may not be an issue, as the team managed to make it a fortress after an uncertain start last campaign.

The main thing that has the fans and players on edge seems to be the lack of clarity from the club, who refuse to give an estimated finishing date on the stadium after their last effort failed miserably.

What do you think of this latest twist?

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