Tottenham extend Wembley stay as wait for new stadium goes on

Annette Crawford
January 12, 2019

In that event, the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on March 16 looks the most likely game to be the first at the stadium, should there be no further delays.

Tottenham face Arsenal on 2nd March, but the potential both for disorder and a curtain-raising defeat means club officials are reportedly reluctant to sanction the traditionally feisty North London derby as the stadium's first game.

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Spurs' stadium was due to open on September 15 previous year but has been beset by delays due to problems with critical safety systems, and tests are ongoing.

There were reports that had Tottenham played the first leg of their clash with Dortmund at Wembley, they would have had to play every other home match in this season's campaign at the same stadium. "Testing has also continued", it said.

If they reach the FA Cup fifth round and are drawn at home, they will also play that game at Wembley on February 16/17.

"The response from those who attended the familiarisation event was great to hear and reinforced our commitment to deliver an exceptional matchday experience for everyone".

In order to reduce the inconvenience to fans, the three Premier League matches will be refunded in one transaction and similarly all three games can be purchased together in one transaction.

Spurs have announced domestic dates and a Champions League match will be held at the national stadium through February 13 as well as a fifth-round FA Cup match later in February if they progress that far and are drawn at home.

"We are now liaising with the contractors and building control at Haringey Council to determine a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, along with formal test event dates". The capacity for Tottenham matches staged at Wembley has been capped at 51,000.

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