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Spurs confirm February delay as stadium wait goes on

Tottenham Hotspur FC has revealed a further delay to the opening of its new stadium.

In a statement published by the club this morning, it confirmed the team would be playing all of its February home fixtures at Wembley.

The club said it had received an update from the contractors involved in the “critical safety systems” and that the past month had seen remedial works take place.

Spurs added that testing had continued at the ground with software issues having been resolved along with an increase in “corrected safety equipment installations”.

It said it was now negotiating with the contractors and building control at Haringey Council regarding test events.

The club revealed discussions would concern the schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, along with formal test event dates.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy apologised to the team’s fans once again and thanked them for their patience.

“We shall now seek clarity in respect of building test schedules and test event dates and provide further information on these in the next two to three weeks,” he said.

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Tottenham Hotspur FC new Spurs stadium Sep 2018

Tottenham Hotspur FC new Spurs stadium Sep 2018

Spurs secured an agreement to use Wembley Stadium for any additional games it may have to play there should its new ground be further delayed in November.

This came after the announcement that its new £850m stadium will not open until 2019.

Construction News exclusively revealed in September that project insiders claimed they would not be surprised if the club “wrote off the season”, playing the remainder of the team’s 2018/19 fixtures at other venues in anticipation of a summer completion date.

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