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Spurs stadium finally ready next month

11 March 2019 | By Neil Gerrard

Construction manager Mace is finally set to hand over the £800m Tottenham Hotspur stadium ahead of test events later this month and its official opening in April.

Spurs will hold two test event matches with increasing levels of attendance on 24 March and 30 March in order to obtain a formal safety certificate.

Provided the club obtains that certificate, it will then play its first official matches at the new ground as early as 3 April.

The first official opening game is also subject to the outcome of Brighton & Hove Albion’s FA Cup match on 17 March.

If Brighton win their FA Cup quarter-final at Millwall, Spurs will play Crystal Palace on 3 April and Brighton on 23/24 April.

If the Seagulls lose that cup tie, Spurs will play Brighton at the new ground on 6/7 April (subject to Champions League scheduling) and Crystal Palace on 23/24 April.

The stadium was originally due to host its first match in September last year but was delayed after Mace announced that testing had uncovered “issues with the critical safety systems” and entered talks with Spurs about a revised timetable.

Comments

Better left until next season. By the way, I'm in construction management, a critical system like this need critical attention BEFORE completion, not afterwards.

Nick Baker, 11 March 2019

Surely this project is a total failure for the client. The new stadium has not been available for almost the whole season which must have had a huge effect on them both in performance and financially. With a CM contract there must also be a probability that they will have paid additional costs for the work on top, instead of recovering them from the Contractor. Must be a huge disincentive for any client to go the CM route.

Mike Pocock, 11 March 2019

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