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Contractors miss Spurs stadium deadline

14 Aug 18 Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is holding ‘urgent meetings’ with its main contractor Mace and trade contractors to resolve issues delaying the opening of its new stadium.

The new stadium
The new stadium

Spurs had hoped to play its first fixture at its new stadium on 15th September but this has now been pushed back by a month at the very least.

“Recent testing and commissioning has now shown issues with the critical safety systems,” the club announced yesterday.

“Urgent follow-up meetings with Mace and the trade contractors are now taking place. We are reviewing the situation and planned timetable to rectify and re-test, after which we shall be in a better position to outline a revised timetable.”

It also means that a money-spinning NFL American football match between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks scheduled for 14th October will now have to be switched to Wembley, which is where the Premier League club has been playing its homes matches during construction of the new stadium.

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