Tottenham 'hugely frustrated' as stadium delayed once again

Tottenham 'hugely frustrated' as stadium delayed once again

Tottenham's Premier League home game against Manchester United on January 13 will be played at Wembley, the London club have announced.

There have been several delays to the opening of Spurs' new stadium and the club say they are expecting an update from contractors in the week commencing January 7, 2019.

A statement on the Tottenham website read: "As promised we wanted to update you, our supporters, on the status of the new stadium.

"The past few months have been spent rectifying issues with the critical safety systems. Testing is being conducted both during the day and night and our contractors will continue to work during the Christmas period. Barring no further significant issues we should then be in a position to schedule Test Events."

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy added: "We are acutely conscious that we are asking fans to go to Wembley for far longer than any of us wanted to. However we are now seeing the progress that we needed to see.

"What I don't want to do is set any firm dates until we have finally achieved a safety certificate. So many people tell me to look at other major schemes that run late and, whilst I know it happens often, we are still hugely frustrated.

"Once again I want to apologise to fans and to thank you for your ongoing support. We have a busy time ahead both on and off the pitch, particularly after last night's amazing qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League. What a memorable night."

PA

More on this topic

Mourinho not able to give “fundamental” Kane another breakMourinho not able to give “fundamental” Kane another break

Mourinho vows not to betray Eriksen’s trust by discussing their private talksMourinho vows not to betray Eriksen’s trust by discussing their private talks

Jose gives Ireland's Parrott chance to shineJose gives Ireland's Parrott chance to shine

Jose Mourinho comparing me to Ashley Cole was a big moment – Ryan SessegnonJose Mourinho comparing me to Ashley Cole was a big moment – Ryan Sessegnon

More in this Section

Gosling nets late winner as Bournemouth end losing streak with Chelsea scalpGosling nets late winner as Bournemouth end losing streak with Chelsea scalp

Stubborn Norwich stop in-form Leicester from extending winning streakStubborn Norwich stop in-form Leicester from extending winning streak

Fleck hits the spot as Sheffield United see off Aston VillaFleck hits the spot as Sheffield United see off Aston Villa

Wood on target for Burnley against patched-up NewcastleWood on target for Burnley against patched-up Newcastle


Lifestyle

Want to be cultured this Christmas? From TV to podcasts to books, Ed Power has the definite list of everything you missed this year - so you can curl up on the couch and catch upThe definite list of everything you missed this year

Artist Ciara Rodgers teaches older people how to rediscover their creativity and regain confidence, says Rowena WalshBrush with art: Discovering your creative side in later life

Furniture, paintings, jewellery and silver are on offer at James Adam in Dublin, writes Des O’SullivanAll set for home run: See what's on offer at the James Adam sale in Dublin

It’s not too late to hunt out a unique gift. Des O’Sullivan previews sales in the lead-up to the festive seasonA flurry of auctions in Munster sets the scene for Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner