Local council says it has not yet been given dates of rescheduled test events

Work to lay Tottenham Hotspur’s new pitch has been completed with a lighting system installed to help the grass bed in.

Mace began overseeing the work began last Monday with the pitch taking up to four bed weeks to bed in – although it is playable after a fortnight.

The news comes eight weeks after the club was forced to admit that the 62,000 seat ground would not be ready to host its first competitive fixture – which was due to have been against Liverpool on 15 September.

The announcement meant two test events scheduled for 27 August and 1 September also had to be rescheduled.

This week local council Haringey confirmed to Building that it has not yet been told when the rescheduled test events will be held.

The club is legally required to hold test events for the stadium to be granted a safety license before any official games can be played.

Spurs had originally announced the test events on 24 July – five weeks before the first test event was set to be held.

A spokesperson for the club said it has still not got a date for when the venue, which will be known as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will open.

The club has said all its home league games this month will be played at its temporary home of Wembley stadium but has not yet said where its one home league game next month against Chelsea on 24 November will be played.

It has already said its home Champions League group stage fixtures will be played at Wembley.