Tottenham’s transfer into their new stadium may very well be put again till 2019.
Sources near the development have instructed Sportsmail that issues with the protection techniques might hinder the challenge for as much as six months – a nightmare situation that would delay the membership’s transfer into February.
Spurs have confirmed the transfer has been put again till the tip of October, and even non-public best-case situations don’t see a primary aggressive match earlier than mid to late November.
Tottenham performed their ‘dwelling’ fixture towards London rivals Fulham at Wembley on Saturday
Spurs are assembly building companions and contractors to work out a brand new timetable
A supply near the challenge mentioned: ‘The crucial points embody [safety] techniques. Some techniques are incomplete or lacking and no one is aware of how lengthy it’ll be.’
It’s understood Tottenham have been instructed that their fireplace detection contractor has ‘encountered greater than typical electrical wiring faults’ and that the hearth alarm techniques and another electronics are method delayed.
The supply added: ‘Completion might run into subsequent 12 months, relying on what different points crop up. A greatest guess is that this delay might be between three to 6 months. As well as, the price of the construct has already reached £1billion and it’s tough to foretell what the ultimate invoice might be. The prices preserve piling up.’
Spurs needed to open the stadium on September 15 however that plan has now been shelved
Tottenham are assembly building companions Mace and contractors engaged on the stadium to work out a brand new timetable for opening.
Spurs declined to take a position after they would possibly play their first match on the new venue or say who will bear the prices of the delays.
However a spokesman mentioned: ‘Pressing follow-up conferences with Mace and the commerce contractors are presently going down. We’re reviewing the state of affairs and deliberate timetable to rectify and re-test, after which we will be in a greater place to stipulate a revised timetable.’
Tottenham’s video games with Liverpool and Cardiff have already been switched to Wembley
Tottenham needed to open the stadium for Liverpool’s go to on September 15, with work occurring across the clock in an effort to make sure they hit that date.
However they have no idea when their 62,062-seat dwelling might be prepared and are unsure the place they’ll be capable to host Manchester Metropolis, with an NFL recreation going down at Wembley on October 28.
It’s seemingly the membership’s Champions League dwelling group video games should be moved to Wembley. The EFL will permit them to play Carabao Cup video games at their opponent’s floor.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy mentioned final week: ‘We all know this might be disappointing for all our season-ticket holders, premium members and our followers worldwide.’