Tottenham stadium may not open until March – report

Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium may not open until March amid continued delays surrounding the project, according to The Times.

The stadium had been due to open in mid-September but the Premier League club confirmed last month that it will not stage its first game at the new ground until 2019.

It remains to be seen when the new stadium will open but it has been suggested that the match against Manchester United on January 13 may be a realistic target.

However, The Times has reported that Tottenham has been warned it may be March by the time the club gets to play at its new home. The newspaper said contractors are working towards two different opening dates for the venue – January 13 for the United game and March 2 for Tottenham’s derby match against Arsenal. The latter date is said to be the more realistic of the two.

Tottenham has said it will provide another update on the stadium at the start of December and the club is continuing to play matches at Wembley while work is carried out. Earlier this month, the club was given permission to continue playing at Wembley – albeit at a reduced capacity.

All of Tottenham’s remaining home games in 2018 will now be played at Wembley, starting with the match against Chelsea on November 24. The Chelsea match will be played at Wembley’s full capacity of 90,000, but thereafter the stadium will be capped at 51,000 unless otherwise advised.

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