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£1billion arena ‘faces delay’ as there is ‘no space for corners’

latest blow

According to The Sun, there is just a foot of turf in each corner of the pitch for players to take corner kicks

Tottenham have been dealt another blow as they attempt to open their new stadium before the end of the season.

Spurs hope to play their final five Premier League home matches at the £1billion arena this term, which means they will move in to the ground next month.

Tottenham hope to move into their new stadium before the end of the season

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Tottenham hope to move into their new stadium before the end of the season

However, the latest setback could mean another delay for the north London club.

According to The Sun, Tottenham have become aware of a lack of turf around the pitch to allow players to take corner kicks, with just a foot of turf at each corner.

Other Premier League grounds have more than double this space for corner kicks, according to the report.


Tottenham have been beset by consistent delays to their ground, with the club originally hoping to have moved in last September.



However, they remain at Wembley having called England’s national stadium home since the beginning of last season.

Despite the report claiming a potential delay due to the corner issue, a club spokesperson allayed such fears.

The spokesperson said: “As you would expect, all aspects have been tested and this is not an issue.”

The ground is all but finished, but cannot be used until awarded the correct safety certificates

The ground is all but finished, but cannot be used until awarded the correct safety certificates

Tottenham earlier this week denied reports which claimed their new ground will be called the ‘Nike Arena’.

The name was revealed by Richard Keys and Andy Gray on their beIN SPORTS show, but sources from the Premier League club branded the name incorrect.



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