Spurs stadium delay continues
Mace, construction manager on the new £800m Tottenham Hotspur stadium, has informed the football club that work to finalise the project will continue through February.
In its latest update on the project’s progress, Spurs said it was liaising with contractors and building control at Haringey Council to determine a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and building control sign-offs, as well as formal test event dates.
That follows remedial work over the past month, resolving software issues connected to the stadium’s critical safety systems.
The club said that given the time required to deliver the test events, it expected to play its next three home Premier League matches, running up until 10 February, as well as a Champions League fixture against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley stadium. Should it progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup and have a home drawn, this too would be played at Wembley.
The news came after Spurs held a familiarisation event for fans at the end of last year, allowing them into the stadium to see how it has progressed.
Chairman Daniel Levy said: “I should like to apologise to our fans and thank you for your continued patience. 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. We shall now seek clarity in respect of building test schedules and test event dates and provide further information on these in the next two to three weeks.”