Safety issues delay Tottenham's move to new stadium


The home matches against Liverpool and Cardiff City - the latter scheduled for October 6 - will also now be played at the national stadium.

Tottenham's new stadium, which is built on the site of the now-demolished White Hart Lane stadium, was designed as much for soccer as American football.

Not ready yet: Tottenham Hotspur announced Monday that its new White Hart Lane stadium isn't quite ready to open, leading to several events moving to Wembley Stadium, including the October 14 Seahawks-Raiders game. Initially they had been due to play only one game at the national stadium before moving into their new home on September 15th.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will continue their Premier League campaign against newly-promoted Fulham on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham is going to change their home stadium this year to a new stadium called Tottenham Hotspur stadium which will be ready for the team to play in September against Liverpool.

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The club is discussing the matter with construction partner Mace and trade contractors.

The Premier League club, which finished third in the standings last season, had been scheduled to play their first game at the new 62,000-capacity White Hart Lane venue on September 15 against Liverpool. As a result of the delays, test events scheduled for August 27 and September 1 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. "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".

"We know this will be disappointing for all our season tickets holders, premium members and our fans worldwide", said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

If the league is bothered by the delay, it wasn't saying so in a statement.

As things stand, the first match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may be on October 28 against Manchester City or potentially the November 24 fixture with Chelsea.