English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur is confident that its new stadium will be ready in time for next season amid reports that the club is considering requesting an extension of its lease at Wembley.
Tottenham’s new ground is currently being built on the site of its old stadium, White Hart Lane, and the club spent last season at Wembley while work on the new facility was carried out.
The club is readying itself to play the first few games of next season away from home while work on the new stadium is completed, but reports emerged this week that the project has fallen behind schedule and as a result, Tottenham is exploring the possibility of extending its stay at Wembley.
The Daily Mail newspaper noted that Tottenham has asked for a two-week extension to the deadline by which it must inform the FA, which owns Wembley, if it requires the stadium for next season. Premier League clubs must only use one stadium as a home ground over the course of a season but the Mail added that the league could discuss changing this rule in light of Tottenham’s situation.
In any case, the club has expressed its confidence that the new 62,000-seat stadium will be its home for the 2018-19 season. Sky Sports News, citing sources at the club, said the stadium will host matches as planned, with a test event scheduled for early August.
Earlier this week, Tottenham announced that its new stadium would feature a microbrewery, which the club said would mark a world first.
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