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Seahawks-Raiders to play at Wembley as Tottenham stadium isn’t ready

04 September 2018

The Seahawks-Raiders game was scheduled to be the first National Football League contest played at Tottenham's new 61,000-seat stadium built on the site of the old White Hart Lane.

The Premier League club, which finished third in the standings last season, had been scheduled to play their first game at the new 62,000-capacity White Hart Lane venue on September 15 against Liverpool.

Tottenham have confirmed that they will use Wembley Stadium to host their home matches against Liverpool (September 15) and Cardiff (October 6), following the discovery of issues with the new stadium's critical safety systems.

Initially, Spurs had announced that their new stadium would be ready in time for the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Spurs, following this setback, will provide further updates following talks with the "relevant organising bodies", the club also added in its statement, after which the domestic and European cup match venues will be determined.

"Recent testing and commissioning has now shown issues with the critical safety systems".

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Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: "We know this will be disappointing for all our season tickets holders, premium members and our fans worldwide".

Not ready yet: Tottenham Hotspur announced Monday that its new White Hart Lane stadium isn't quite ready to open, leading to several events moving to Wembley Stadium, including the October 14 Seahawks-Raiders game.

The team and construction group have been meeting to review the situation and determine a new timetable to fix the issues and undergo a re-test.

'We totally understand the issue.

A safety licence must be granted before matches can be staged at the ground and that will not happen before test events - originally slated for August 27 and September 1 and now postponed - take place.

"We are very excited about our long-term partnership with Tottenham Hotspur".

Seahawks-Raiders to play at Wembley as Tottenham stadium isn’t ready