Tottenham Extend Wembley Stay As Work On New Stadium Continues

Jan 09 - by AFP for sportpesa news

The Premier League home games against Watford, Newcastle and Leicester will all be at the national stadium as the finishing touches are put on their new 62,000-seater home

The arch of Wembley stadium just visible, obscured by the surrounding building works during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on January 8, 2019 in London, England. PHOTO/GettyImages

  • Tottenham announced on Wednesday they will stay at Wembley until at least the end of February as their frustrating wait to move into their new stadium goes on
  • The Champions League last-16 home leg with Borussia Dortmund on February 13 will also be played at Wembley
  • Chairman Daniel Levy has apologised to supporters and hopes to provide a further update in the next few weeks

LONDON, United Kingdom- Tottenham announced on Wednesday they will stay at Wembley until at least the end of February as their frustrating wait to move into their new stadium goes on.

The Premier League home games against Watford, Newcastle and Leicester will all be at the national stadium as the finishing touches are put on their new 62,000-seater home.

The Champions League last-16 home leg with Borussia Dortmund on February 13 will also be played at Wembley.

Chairman Daniel Levy has apologised to supporters and hopes to provide a further update in the next few weeks.

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

Exceptional experience

Spurs are confident they will move into their own ground this season, with the home game against Crystal Palace in the middle of March a potential date.

"I should like to apologise to our fans and thank you for your continued patience," Levy said in a statement on the club's official website.

"The response from those who attended the familiarisation event was great to hear and reinforced our commitment to deliver an exceptional match-day experience for everyone."

Spurs, currently third in the Premier League, were originally due to move into their new home for the start of this season before putting that back to September.

They have an agreement with Wembley to stay there for the rest of the campaign if necessary.