War of words starts over Spurs stadium delay

War of words starts over Spurs stadium delay

Having watched their team open the season with a 2-1 win over Newcastle United on Sunday, the good mood wasn't to last long as news regarding a delay in the construction of the new White Hart Lane broke a day later.

They remain hopeful of being able to host Manchester City in their new home on October 28, but can not confirm yet where that match will be played.

Their 28 October home match against Manchester City could present a problem for Tottenham if their overhauled home is not ready at that stage.

However, the North London club have released a statement to say that the official opening will be delayed by at least one month.

"Our first home Premier League match of the season against Fulham at Wembley Stadium will be your chance to show your appreciation for our World Cup heroes", Tottenham said in a statement.

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"Yesterday the club received a report from Mace which highlighted the extent of the issues with critical safety systems".

The fixture has been moved to the Sunday of that weekend, when Wembley is due to stage the National Football League game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars. We are reviewing the situation and planned timetable to rectify and re-test, after which we shall be in a better position to outline a revised timetable.

"At the start of the project we asked for your support during what we knew would be a complex and challenging build and now we ask for your continued patience and forbearance", he added.

A club statement explained that two test events would need to be held before the stadium could be used for a match.

"We should like to apologise to supporters for this delay". They became the first club in Premier League history not to make a permanent player signing in the designated summer transfer window.

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