Tottenham could be forced to play their first four games of the 2018/19 Premier League season away from home, according to the Independent.
In Tuesday’s meeting between the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) and the club’s board, chairman Daniel Levy revealed it has always been Spurs’ plan to request the “first few games” of next season are played away from the new stadium.
That’s because the final stages of the construction of the new 61,000-seater area will run into the opening weeks of the campaign.
The Independent claims this shouldn’t be a problem – Liverpool did the same thing at the beginning of last season when a stand at Anfield was in the process of being extended.
A round of international fixtures are set to take place in early September 2018, and Spurs may have to wait until after those games to play their first match at the new stadium.
Tottenham initially struggled to settle at their temporary home, Wembley, failing to win any of their first three Premier League matches there.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now a dominant force at the national stadium, and supporters will be hoping the team can play similarly at their new home.