Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium faced many setbacks during its 3 year construction. The London club hoped to have their stadium ready to face Liverpool on the 15th September 2018, but a multitude of mistakes led to the stadium opening in March 2019, 6 months behind schedule.
Builders had installed 15,000 seats into the stadium, but soon realised that the seats had not been coated in a formula which would have helped the seats keep their colour in poor weather. As a result, all 15,000 seats had to be removed, and replaced.
A problem with the pitch size left players with little room to take corners, because of how close the pitch is to the ad boards around the pitch.
The opening of the stadium was also delayed because of a faulty fire system, which had to be fixed before the stadium could be opened to crowds.
The icing on the cake came when the stadium was nearly finished and typos were spotted on signage and marketing material. Signs around the stadium read “London Academy of Exellence”, missing the C from excellence and promotional posters were displayed on the London Underground, inviting customers to have a “VR experience for new premum packages at tottenhamhotspur.com/premiun”.
All of these mistakes had led to huge delays and frustrations for the football club, with building costs running over £1bn.