Spurs targeting huge London derby in the first game at their new stadium

first_img The stadium has been beset by complications such as floods Tottenham Hotspur’s first game at their new stadium could be the huge London derby against Chelsea.The £850million redevelopment of the White Hart Lane has overrun slightly due to financial complications and technical difficulties, but could be set to finally open. Chelsea could be the first side to play at Spurs’ new stadium 3 Games against Liverpool, Cardiff and Man City will be played at Wembley instead of the new ground Such a high-profile and potentially volatile opening game will no doubt worry police and officials, but it is understood the clash against Chelsea is seen as more-high profile opening than fixtures against Southampton or Burnley.Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy admitted yesterday the delay in the opening of the new stadium had resulted in “substantial additional costs” and they wanted it up and running at “the earliest opportunity.”center_img 3 It was confirmed the game against Manchester City will be at Wembley on October 29, and Spurs will also play all three Champions League home games at there, too.However, in just 12 weeks time, the club could open their doors with a potential cracker before Christmas against the Blues.According to The Sun, Spurs were due to open the 62,000-seater venue against Liverpool on September 15, but the completion was delayed indefinitely due to “issues with critical safety systems.”Their opening home clash against Fulham was played at Wembley – their home venue for the entirety of last season. 3 He added: “We are now being regularly updated on progress and as soon as we have confidence in our project managers’ and contractors’ ability to deliver against the revised schedule of works, we shall be able to issue dates for test events and the official opening game.“We are facing many issues, but although disappointing, costly and frustrating, I am uncompromising in my determination to deliver something extraordinary to our fans.”last_img

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