Tottenham release update on new stadium situation and Champions League fixtures 3 years ago

Tottenham release update on new stadium situation and Champions League fixtures

Tottenham Hotspur have released a statement on their stadium situation

The club have announced via a statement on their website the latest situation regarding their new stadium.

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Safety concerns delayed the building process of their new stadium and the club have had to play their opening home matches of the season at Wembley Stadium, where they settled temporarily last season.

There is no official date for the opening of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but the club can confirm that their home fixture against Manchester City will be played at Wembley on Monday 29th October, a day later than planned, but will still be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The club confirmed that: "We shall be refunding our season ticket holders for this match 1/19th of their new stadium season ticket price and, although this is a Category A game, given the extraordinary circumstances of this late fixture date change to a weekday, we shall be offering season ticket holders the opportunity to purchase tickets for the match at Category B prices."

Tottenham's home matches in the Champions League group stage will also take place at the national stadium. Spurs were drawn into a group with Barcelona, PSV and Inter Milan.

Chairman Daniel Levy said: "We are all focused on ensuring contractors deliver our new stadium in the shortest possible period of time and opening our stadium at the earliest opportunity. The consequences of not being able to open our new stadium on 15 September against Liverpool have been immense. Building a venue of this scale that is open to the general public is a huge undertaking. We are creating, in Tottenham, a unique world class stadium with pioneering technology and engineering.

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"Amongst the consequences of the delay have been substantial additional costs, not least of which the need for alternative venue hire, along with the inconvenience for our fans and those of our opposition.

"I want to apologise once again and thank you all for your support, many of you have taken the time to write to us and commend what we are doing for the Club. When you face times like this in an organisation it's teamwork and pulling together that gets you through.

"Our dedicated staff are having to manage operations again at more than one stadium and I want to thank them for their resilience. Mauricio, his staff and the players, have been exceptional in their support and fully embraced the changes of venue with total positivity. They have my utmost respect.

"We are now being regularly updated on progress and as soon as we have confidence in our project managers’ and contractors' ability to deliver against the revised schedule of works, we shall be able to issue dates for test events and the official opening game.

"We are facing many issues, but although disappointing, costly and frustrating, I am uncompromising in my determination to deliver something extraordinary to our fans."

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