Tottenham Hotspur stadium delay 'not linked to sound system' says club

A club spokesman has spoken to PSNEurope to deny claims that the delay is connected to the audio installation
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Tottenham Hotspur has spoken to PSNEurope to refute suggestions that the opening of the club’s state of the art new stadium has been delayed because of problems with the installation of its sound system.

The hotly anticipated opening of the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium was initially scheduled for September 2018, yet construction issues and a problem with the venue’s critical safety system have resulted in the Premier League club playing all of its home fixtures for the 2018/19 season so far at Wembley Stadium.

In recent weeks rumours began to circulate online that the cause of the delay was connected to the faulty installation of the stadium’s audio system. However, a Tottenham Hotspur spokesperson has told PSNEurope that this is not the case.

“The delays are not linked to the audio installation – the systems are already in place and have been operational for the various familiarisation events that we have already hosted,” the spokesperson confirmed. “Video clips of some of these events have already made their way onto social media by a number of those in attendance.”

The stadium’s sound system is comprised of a range of Harman products, including amplifiers, JBL Professional loudspeakers and subwoofers that will complement the state of the art facilities at the stadium, which includes the largest screens in any stadium in western Europe.

Chris Smith, vice president, EMEA, Harman Professional Solutions, said: “Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most historic and prestigious clubs in football, and HARMAN Professional Solutions is honoured to provide a cutting-edge audio solution at their incredible new stadium.”

Matthew Collecott, operations and finance director, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “Harman Professional Solutions is an industry-leading provider of world-class audio solutions, and we are pleased to announce them as the official audio supplier for our new state-of-the-art stadium.”

While no fixed date has been set for the opening of the new stadium, a home fixture in March against London rivals Crystal Palace is currently being mooted as a possible moving in date.

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