Well imagine my shock , it was originally touted to open for the start of the 18/19 season and now its been confirmed the Stadium won't be ready for the Liverpool match..... It won't even be ready for the Prioritised sport it was built for the NFL game.... Not another project that's taking an age to complete surely ? The club is haemorrhaging money on this complete debacle. News of secret payments to the FA for extended use of Wembley at extra cost to us basically sum up ENICs modus operandi. Stadium costs and the project has spiralled completely out of control and there's still not even an actual opening date. The absolute earliest mention is the 28th October (for no less than the City game to bed us in nicely) and then there's rumours of it being as far away as 2019. Of course huge projects hit snags and there will be some form of compensation but not for all of it this cannot be seen as anything other than a hugely expensive mismanagement of the highest order. By some of the more real photos (not the PR edited ones) this stadium looks months from completion. As I said in its infancy do/did we need all this retractable pitch and cheese room nonsense?? Surely a proper football purpose built stadium with increased capacity would've been not only cheaper & more personal but deliverable on-time and could've still been state of the art?? Those that oppose overspending whenever transfers and wages are mentioned warning of Ghosts of Leeds & Portsmouth surely must be opposed to this monstrous over spend that dwarfs any debt that both the aforementioned suffered combined?? We're now trying to sort out with the FA & UEFA how or if we can use separate venues for competitions (this will all be at cost) How does this look to NFL partners? Already the potential sale of Wembley had the potential to make our own NFL adjustments redundant and now we're taking our 1st agreed 'opener' there. How does this look to players and what effect is there? Not only do we have to go back to the soulless bowl that is Wembley but we now could be trying to bed into a new stadium anywhere between October and New year's , this could be slap bang during the Xmas schedule/Into the January window/Knock out stages of CL etc it's yet another unwanted , unnecessary distraction/obstacle. I'm glad the THST have gone for a refund for season ticket holders it's a complete farce to charge the increases they have, to set unachievable/unrealistic deadlines and feed misinformation out about the stadium works. This wouldn't have just crept out of nowhere anyone who's ever worked in or had involvement in large building/project delivery could not only see it was naively optimistic to open on time but could see it wouldn't even from the strategic leaked photos and videos. To add this latest fiasco to our non event of a Transfer Window and things are looking rather embarrassing, unorganized and over all incompetent from the powers that be at the club. The only glimmer of hope is that Poch can inspire some sort of galvanized team effort through adversity because it seems currently our ownership couldn't do much more to throw a spanner in the works for them. The sheer ineptitude and contempt of Levy & Enic never ceases to amaze!