Spurs Stadium Won't Be Totally Ready By The End Of The Season
Spurs stadium troubles have followed them all season and whilst Mauricio Pochettino's side might get to play there soon the building work won't actually be finished till after the season has ended.
This season hasn't gone too badly for Spurs so far. The loss to Manchester United on Sunday evening was a bump in the road but Mauricio Pochettino's team are 90 minutes from a Carabao Cup final and are still kind of in a title battle.
Considering Spurs spent no money in the summer it's pretty impressive going really. On top of that the north London side are yet to play any games at home.
Like last season their 'home' games have all been at Wembley. They were supposed to be in their new stadium, which is on the same site as the old White Hart Lane ground, but they've been delayed.
From August to October to January and now March, the opening of the new Spurs Stadium has been drawn out and delayed time and time again.
Now it looks like the team will make their first appearance there on March 16th against Crystal Palace but a source told the Daily Mail it won't be fully ready this season, saying:
"There are large areas that will simply not be finished in time.
"But if you can safely get fans in and out, provide toilets and food, the stadium could still host games before the end of the season, even while the finishing touches remain. The vast majority of the hospitality lounges are ready to go."
Should the stadium not be ready to host the game against Palace then Spurs next home game in the league will be against Brighton at the beginning of April.
Some reports have suggested that if the ground isn't ready for Brighton then the Premier League might force Spurs to finish their season at Wembley with a league source telling the paper, "There are doubts about letting Spurs play at home for just two or three games this season but all will become clearer after Daniel Levy's next statement. It would be strange if the new stadium was ready and not used but there is the issue of competitive advantage."
Last week Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock was the first manager to reveal concerns that any move to the new stadium could cause a competitive edge for teams who would play there late in the season.
The stadium was originally supposed to be ready in the first couple weeks of the season and now looks likely it will host just five league games this term.
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