Spurs chief Daniel Levy apologises to fans after yet another stadium setback
TOTTENHAM chief Daniel Levy has apologised to fans after the club announced another setback with their new stadium.
Spurs planned to move into their new £850million home in January, but it is now expected to open in February following further delays.
As a result, the club have confirmed that the clash against Manchester United on January 13 will have to take place at Wembley.
Club chairman Levy admitted he is “frustrated” by how long it is taking for the stadium to meet safety regulations.
His statement read: “We are acutely conscious that we are asking fans to go to Wembley for far longer than any of us wanted to.
“However we are now seeing the progress that we needed to see.
“What I don’t want to do is set any firm dates until we have finally achieved a safety certificate.
“So many people tell me to look at other major schemes that run late and, whilst I know it happens often, we are still hugely frustrated.
“It is important, however, to recognise the sheer complexity of the scheme.
“It will be one of the first fully-integrated digital stadiums and will also be required to meet the latest and most stringent safety regulations.
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“Once I again I want to apologise to fans and to thank you for your ongoing support.
“We have a busy time ahead both on and off the pitch, particularly after the amazing qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League.”
The club have planned to begin test events throughout the festive period and the contractors will give them an update on January 7.
Spurs will run a Willy Wonka-style golden ticket lottery to give 5,000 lucky fans the chance to explore the stadium on December 16.