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Spurs allay fears over stadium delay

Tottenham Hotspur has said the opening of its new home stadium will not be delayed further by the replacement of 15,000 faulty seats.

The Premier League club has been forced to remove and replace a large section of seating inside the venue due to a contractor error, according to the Evening Standard newspaper.

Concerns were raised that the mistake could mean delaying opening the stadium until later in the year, with the club having already switched its first home game of the 2018-19 season to London’s Wembley Stadium.

Spurs played all its home games at Wembley last season and had hoped to kick-off the new campaign at its new home, but a slight delay in work on the venue has meant a temporary switch to England’s national stadium.

The club plans to stage a series of test events at the new venue before playing its first Premier League home game against Liverpool on September 15.

A Tottenham spokesman said: “All seats affected are being swiftly replaced and it will not have any impact on the scheduling of our operational test events that are due to commence at the start of August or our first home fixture in our new stadium against Liverpool.”

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