Tottenham have apologised to their fans after announcing that the new stadium would be delayed and two more home games would be played at Wembley this season, and fans of the club on Twitter were fuming with Daniel Levy.
The first game in the new stadium was due to be on September 15 against Liverpool, but this and the following home game against Cardiff on October 6 have been moved to Spurs’ current home ground at Wembley.
The new stadium could be ready for Spurs’ home game against Manchester City on October 28 but it is yet to be confirmed. The BBC reported that the delays were due to issues with the critical safety systems in the stadium.
After becoming the first club in the Premier League era to not make a single signing in a summer window, Spurs fans have already been tested this summer and this announcement from the club sent them into a meltdown on Twitter. Check out some of the best tweets below.
— Adam Daniels (@DanielA50231990) August 14, 2018
Surely we all know the first game won’t be City I’m expecting first game at new stadium to be Dec probably Jan
— Andy THFC (@andynolanmb20) August 14, 2018
They even apologised to NFL about stadium delays nearly 24 hours before they did to the fans. We feel disrespected.
I don’t mind that there are delays but the complete disregard of the fans and lack of transparency is nothing short of disgraceful from the THFC hierarchy.
— Ben Daniel (@b_daniel14) August 14, 2018
Spurs have paid £1m compensation to the NFL for the delay on the stadium. Yet the fans who paid an extra £400 for season tickets this year get nothing?? I'm absolutely livid.
— Stonner (@rmndmrrssy) August 14, 2018
Even if the safety systems had passed, the stadium still looks like a construction site. The way Tottenham have dealt with this is unacceptable and makes you think why it isn’t ready yet #SpursNewStadium #COYS #THFC #Tottenham
— Aaron (@SpursAaron) August 14, 2018
Spurs really not in the fans good books with all these blunders. No transfers, stadium delays and refunds and starting Sissoko. Thin Ice. #THFC
— Sonny (@SonnyScreamers) August 14, 2018
— Madi (@Wokawoka40Flip) August 14, 2018
Stadium delay is awful news, but not possible to compromise with safety. Feels a bit unprofessional that the feedback about lacking safety took everyone by surprise. And agree that #THFC should compensate season ticket holders, but refund is difficult. #COYS
— Christian Giske (@CGGiske) August 14, 2018