In a bid to speed up the construction process of the new stadium, Tottenham offer electricians £14,000 for two months.
Tottenham Hotspur currently oversees the construction of their new stadium of the same name. The club has been playing their home games at the Wembley Stadium since the 2017/18 season, after the White Hart Lane was demolished.
The construction of new stadium is also said to be the reason behind Tottenham’s complete absence in the transfer market this summer. However, it now seems like Mauricio Pochettino’s side will not be able to make their debut at the new stadium, at least until November this year.
Tottenham initially intended to open the stadium with the Premier League clash against Liverpool on September 15. But the problems in the “critical safety systems’ have now delayed the opening of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Times, quoted by the Mirror, now reports that Sparkings Personnel are now offering £250/day to electricians to work every day for the next two months. The motive behind this extraordinary move is to ensure the readiness of the stadium for their match against Manchester City scheduled to be played on October 28.
There hasn’t been a timeline in place, however, according to Mirror.
“Recent testing and commissioning has now shown issues with the critical safety systems,” said the club’s statement.
Tottenham new stadium delayed: “our upcoming Premier League matches against Liverpool (15 September) and Cardiff City (6 October) will be switched to Wembley, as will the NFL match scheduled for 14 October.”
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“Urgent follow-up meetings with (stadium contractor) 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.
“In the meantime, therefore, our upcoming Premier League matches against Liverpool (15 September) and Cardiff City (6 October) will be switched to Wembley, as will the NFL match scheduled for 14 October.”
Meanwhile, the club’s chairman Daniel Levy urged the Spurs’ fan to remain patient.
“We know this will be disappointing for all our season tickets holders, premium members and our fans worldwide. We appreciate the support our partner the NFL has shown since the extent of this issue became evident today.
“At the start of the project we asked for your support during what we knew would be a complex and challenging build and now we ask for your continue patience and forbearance.”