Club says move is ’contingency measure while it awaits certainty on opening date of new stadium’

Tottenham Hotspur has struck a deal to use its temporary Wembley stadium home for the rest of the season as a fallback in case there are more delays on the way to completing its new ground.

Spurs was due to move into the stadium in September but the project, which is being built by Mace, has suffered a string of delays, with the opening pushed back a number of times.

The deadline for completion has now extended indefinitely, although Building understands the club is still hoping to play its game against Manchester United in nine weeks’ time at the new ground.

A statement from the club said: “As a contingency measure to ensure we can stage our matches while we await certainty on the exact opening date of our new stadium, the club has reached agreement with Wembley National Stadium Ltd to host any additional home games that we may have to play at Wembley stadium.

“Additionally, WNSL will submit a planning application to Brent council for a variation on the cap for our games in the event we require them.

“The application will be for games to be at a capacity of 62,000, with additional limited exceptions at 90,000.”

Tottenham said it would provide an update on the stadium’s progress early next month.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium White Hart Lane 19.10 (7)

Around 2,000 workers on still on site at the ground