The dark blue dye used on the seats would’ve turned light blue after a few months because a special pigment wasn’t added
Faulty seats at Tottenham’s new £1billion stadium are to be ripped out after a costly mistake by builders.
Up to 15,000 padded seats were already installed without a necessary pigment to ensure durability in bad weather.
Without the special formula, the navy blue dye used to coat the seat in Spurs’ colours will turn to light blue within months.
Red-faced staff at plastic injection moulding firm Certwood only noticed the mistake days ago.
And, according to The Sun, management at the North London club ‘hit the roof’ after being told the already-fitted seats must now be torn out and replaced.
It is the latest setback after the club was already forced to switch next season’s fixtures, starting with several away games and a home fixture at Wembley Stadium.
The first match at their new ground is scheduled to take place in mid-September against Liverpool.
An insider at the stadium told The Sun: “There has been blood on the walls over this. It is very embarrassing.
“It isn’t Tottenham’s fault, but it looks very bad.
“The contractor was very sheepish about their blunder and will be working around the clock to ensure there are no further time delays.
“The fault was with the back of the seat and the padding. They were not fit for purpose.”
Tottenham chiefs are adamant this will not affect scheduled test events, the first of which is in early August, and the Liverpool game is expected to go ahead as planned.
A spokesman said: “All seats affected are being swiftly replaced and it will not have any impact on the scheduling of our operational test events that are due to commence at the start of August or our first home fixture in our new stadium against Liverpool.”