Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur have asked the Premier
League if they can play their first home game of the season at Wembley,
according to reports.
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Spurs made the request to the Premier
League within the last two weeks, as they struggle to complete their new £850
million stadium in time for the new season.
Sky Sports reported that Tottenham put
forward two different requests: one to play their first four games away from
home; and another to play three away from home, with the fourth a home game at
The request contravenes Premier League
rules that teams must play all their home games in the same stadium over a
Despite that, Premier League officials are
said to be considering Tottenham's request, with a decision expected in the
next few days.
The Premier League has previously rearranged
early fixtures for several clubs, including Liverpool, West Ham and Blackpool.
It is currently unclear when Tottenham's
new stadium will be ready to host games.
About 3 000 contractors are currently
working around the clock to try to finish the structure on time.
The situation is made more difficult by the
fact that Tottenham and Arsenal are not allowed to play home games on the same
The option to play the whole of next season
at Wembley has already expired.
The 20118/19 Premier League fixtures are set to be released on Thursday, June 14.