Tottenham confirm Wembley date for Manchester City match and stadium will stage Champions League group games - New Gersy

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Tottenham confirm Wembley date for Manchester City match and stadium will stage Champions League group games

Official | Tottenham confirm Wembley dates
Official | Tottenham confirm Wembley dates ( Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images )

Tottenham have confirmed they will play a fourth Premier League home game at Wembley, with the national stadium to host Manchester City's visit on Monday 29 October – a day later than planned.

Spurs also will play all 3 of their home Champions League cluster games against the city, PSV metropolis and entomb city at Wembley.

The club had hoped to face spirit Guardiola's town in their new sixty two,062-seater home however the gap was delayed once issues with the important safety systems – believed to be the fireplace and safety alarms.

The club rapt the matches against port on Sep fifteen associate degreed capital on Gregorian calendar month half-dozen to Wembley – their temporary home for the complete of last season – however the national sports stadium is untouchable to host town on the first date of Gregorian calendar month twenty-eight as a result of there's an NFL game there on an equivalent day.

After talks between the Premier League, Spurs, City, broadcaster Sky Sports and therefore the native safety consultative cluster, the sport can occur on a daily basis later than planned – feat Wembley workers with the tough job of turning round the sports stadium in such a brief amount of your time and each groups to agitate a agitated pitch.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy discovered the delays to the development project had resulted in 'substantial further costs' to the club and he apologized to supporters.

"Amongst the implications of the delay are substantial further prices, not least of that the requirement for different venue rent, at the side of the inconvenience for our fans and people of our opposition," Levy aforesaid.

"I need to apologize for another time and many thanks all for your support. 

"Mauricio [Pochettino, the Spurs manager], his workers and therefore the players, are exceptional in their support and totally embraced the changes of the venue with total positivism. they need my utmost respect," Levy another.

"We area unit currently being frequently updated on progress and as before long as we've got confidence in our project managers’ and contractors' ability to deliver against the revised schedule of works, we have a tendency to shall be ready to issue dates for check events and therefore the official gap game.

"We face several problems, however, though dissatisfactory, expensive and frustrating, I'm inflexible in my determination to deliver one thing extraordinary to our fans."

A Spurs statement aforesaid their however-to-be-named new sports stadium may yet be prepared for the weekend of City's visit.

It read: "We ought to wish to apologize to each our and Manchester town fans for this fixture having to be rapt to a weekday evening and any inconvenience caused.

"Despite the likelihood that our new sports stadium may be able to host this match, this may not be known till abundant nearer to the date of the sport. 

We've got so united with the Premier League that, within the interests of clarity and certainty, we have a tendency to shall make sure this game as happening at this point at Wembley sports stadium so fans of each group will currently create travel arrangements consequently."

Spurs had already confirmed that their 1st Champions League game – currently known to be against the city on Gregorian calendar month three – would occur at Wembley and, once talks with Uefa, they're going to additionally host PSV on Nov half-dozen and entomb on Nov twenty-eight at the national sports stadium. 

It's thought the body can permit Spurs to maneuver into their new home, ought to they reach the Champions League or Galilean satellite League knockouts.

The EFL board can meet on weekday to contemplate Spurs' request to play their League Cup third-round home match against Watford at sports stadium MK as a result of Wembley is untouchable for the fixture, which can occur within the week commencing Sep twenty four.


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