‘Absolutely nonsensical’ – Paul Robinson amazed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium update

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been left baffled that the North Londoners are set to increase the capacity of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the second time in just over a year and a half after the stadium first opened.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is already the biggest club ground in London and the second biggest in the Premier League after Old Trafford.

Football.London reported earlier in the week that the Lilywhites are now set to add another 547 seats, pushing it up from its current capacity of 62,303 to 62,850, after having the plans approved by Haringey Council.

The additional seats will be added across lower, mid and upper tiers and in the huge south stand. The report revealed that this is the maximum capacity that can be achieved without making significant alterations to the stadium.

Robinson has questioned why the club could have built the stadium for the capacity they wanted in the first place.

Reacting to the news, the former England number one told Football Insider: “I am amazed that they did not build it as big as they wanted it in the first place.

“It just seems absolutely nonsensical. The stadium has only been open for 12 months and already they are looking to expand it. That should have been in the plan to start with.”

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