Tottenham Hotspur will continue to play their home games at Wembley until at least March, as they still do not have an opening date for their new stadium due to persistent delays, the club have announced.

Spurs have confirmed that its Premier League games against Watford (January 30), Newcastle United (February 2), and Leicester City (February 10), will take place at their temporary home.

The capacity for all three fixtures will be capped at 51,000, with a planning application requited to be submitted to Brent Council to increase this to 62,000.

Tottenham supporters can expect a full refund for all three games in one transaction, but can also purchase tickets for the fixtures together in the same way.

Additionally the last 16 Champions League clash against German giants Borussia Dortmund, will also take place at Wembley on February 13.

If Tottenham progress past Crystal Palace in their FA Cup fourth round clash, any potential home fifth round tie will also be played at the national stadium.

Their next home match after these games have been played would be against arch rivals Arsenal on March 2, a clash that would leave the police and local authorities unsure if this fixture would be the suitable for the opening of the new stadium.

Tottenham’s next home opponents would then be Crystal Palace on March 16.

Spurs’ official website released the latest news in its news stadium update report for Christmas and New Year.

The past month has seen progress being made with remedial works taking place, software issues being resolved, alongside an increase in safety equipment installations.

Currently, the North London side are now in discussions with Haringay Council to outline a a schedule of commissioning, building test dates and formal test event dates.

Daniel Levy, Chairman, said: “I should like to apologise to our fans and thank you for your continued patience. The response from those who attended the familiarisation event was great to hear and reinforced our commitment to deliver an exceptional matchday experience for everyone.”

“We shall now seek clarity in respect of building test schedules and test event dates and provide further information on these in the next two to three weeks.”

The new stadium has a capacity of just over 62,000 and has been built on the site of Tottenham’s old White Hart Lane ground, and will host NFL games when it is finally up and running.

Spurs fans will be able to sit closer to the pitch compared to any other similar sized ground in the UK, and the design of the stadium hopes to create a febrile atmosphere with ‘kop end’ style seating arrangements.


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