Tottenham have announced that they will play their home games at Wembley for the remainder of 2018. Spurs officials had hoped for their new 62,000 all-seater stadium to be ready for mid-September, but safety issues pushed that back and now they won’t move into their new home before the turn of the year.
It means that the next eight home fixtures, both domestically and in Europe, will be played at the national stadium – with those games being Manchester City, Chelsea, Southampton, Burnley, Bournemouth and Wolves in the Premier League, as well as the Champions League games with PSV and Inter Milan.
Chairman Daniel Levy described the setback as an “immense disappointment” and said he wished he was “able to confirm an exact opening date”.
The Spurs chief added: “There isn’t an hour that goes by when I am not asked when we will be able to stage our first game at our new home. Whilst we are conscious of the need to keep pressure on our contractors to deliver as soon as possible, we are also acutely aware of how difficult the lack of clarity is for our supporters.”
Levy has said that the delay has enabled Tottenham to bring some aspects of the project forward, with another update on the stadium’s development expected in December.