In a club statement issued this morning, the Spurs chairman said that the wait to move to the new White Hart Lane will have to continue due to another delay to the new stadium construction.

These delays will force Tottenham to keep on having their home matches at Wembley Stadium.

In December it was confirmed that next Sundayโ€™s encounter with Manchester United will be played at the National stadium and with todayโ€™s statement, Spurs have announced that at least the next four home fixtures will also be held there due to several critical safety issues.

These four fixtures will include matches against Watford, Newcastle and Leicester in the Premier League along with the first leg of the Champions League knockout fixture against Borussia Dortmund.

If Spurs had to go through to the fifth round of the FA Cup and their first leg is scheduled to be at home, then that would also need to be held at Wembley Stadium.

This means that the first match at the new White Hart Lane could be the North London derby against arch-rivals Arsenal for an already heated match which could possibly get even more anticipated.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy took the opportunity to give the update himself and take the opportunity to apologise for the delay himself.

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. (Getty Images)

“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.”

Tottenham will refund supporters who have bought tickets for the three moved Premier League matches, with the Wembley capacity for those games capped at 51,000.

 

 

 

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