"Completion could run into next year, depending on what other issues crop up. A best guess is that this delay will be between three to six months. In addition, the cost of the build has already reached £1bn and it is difficult to predict what the final bill will be. The costs keep piling up."
As per recent reports there’s every possibility that Tottenham’s new stadium will not be ready until 2019. There have been various problems with the construction, especially with regard to safety systems, which might delay the opening by close to 6 months. While their game against Fulham, which they won 3-1, was played at Wembley, and was supposed to be the only match they had to play there, the club recently announced that the home games against Liverpool in mid-September and Cardiff City in October will also now be played at Wembley Stadium only. Many punters have been speculating on the exact date of opening of the stadium! If you too are interested in placing such punts or are generally interested in casino games, the news regarding Betway being the best for such activities has really caught up with the gamblers everywhere! The platform has in fact emerged as the best for online casino games.
Delay could be even longer
Getting back to the stadium news, a reliable source involved with construction revealed recently to The Mail on Sunday that the delay could even be longer and the stadium might not open until February. Talking to the newspaper, this source said, “The critical issues include [safety] systems. Some systems are incomplete or missing and nobody knows how long it is going to be. Completion could run into next year, depending on what other issues crop up. A best guess is that this delay will be between three to six months. In addition, the cost of the build has already reached £1bn and it is difficult to predict what the final bill will be. The costs keep piling up.”
Match against Man City also uncertain
Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs manager apologised to the fans admitting that this delay has proven to be a major disappointment for all. He said that people managing the club are equally frustrated with the announcement and have been feeling sorry for the players, fans and everyone. Tottenham’s home game against Manchester City which was scheduled for August 28 earlier has now been moved to Sunday owing to broadcasting reasons, implying that they won’t be able to use Wembley either because of an NFL match there. Twickenham has been ruled out as a venue too, leaving the North London club with nowhere to go. The club hasn’t yet provided a date for their first game in the newly built stadium, but they are putting together some sort of a timetable for opening.
Everyone’s on their toes
Urgent meetings are happening with the trade contractors and Mace, and the club is constantly reviewing the situation to rectify things and get everything back on track. It’s no news how Tottenham has been fighting against time with regard to the construction of the new stadium. UEFA had earlier said that it would allow Tottenham to play their Champions League group matches at Wembley, and are okay with the club using the new stadium in the event they proceed to the knockout rounds later, around New Year.