Spurs to stay at Wembley until at least end of February

Ruben Hill
January 12, 2019

Tottenham will play home matches at Wembley throughout February as their wait to move to the new White Hart Lane continues.

Initially Tottenham were expected to move into their new 62,000-seater ground in September but the huge project has been beset by technical problems and missed contractor deadlines.

The club's subsequent home game would be the derby against Arsenal on 2 March and there is no chance of them being allowed to open the stadium that day.

The club have used the national stadium in North West London as a makeshift home since the start of last season and on Tuesday morning they confirmed another tranche of fixtures there.

It is believed chairman Daniel Levy is keen to have the stadium ready for that clash with the Gunners, although according to reports local police are advising against such a huge match being the first game in the new venue as they are concerned about getting everything in place.

Tottenham should have ended the uncertainty and said they will stay at Wembley for the rest of the season.

The club announced that over the past month remedial works have taken place, software issues have been resolved and corrected safety equipment has been installed, in their statement.

They could potentially play the fifth round of the FA Cup scheduled for February 16 or 17 at Wembley too depending on whether they beat Crystal Palace in the fourth round and are then subsequently drawn at home.

The club are working with contractors and local authorities to determine a schedule for further testing and sign-offs, including the official test events.

"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", Levy added.

Tottenham will refund supporters who have bought tickets for the three moved Premier League matches, with the Wembley capacity for those games capped at 51,000.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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