Spurs get green light for increased capacity

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have announced an increase to the capacity of their new stadium has been approved by Haringey Council.

The new home, which was already set to become the biggest club stadium in London, is currently being built around their current ground at White Hart Lane and will now have an official capacity of 61,559.

That means it will hold 1,299 more than Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium across north London, while it will also surpass the 60,000-seater London Stadium which West Ham now call home.

Tottenham have played at White Hart Lane since 1899 and remain unbeaten there in the Premier League this season.

In a short statement released on their official website, Tottenham announced how the extra space had been found.

“We are pleased to announce that Haringey Council has approved our application to increase the capacity of the new stadium,” it read.

“Improved seating layout design has meant that we have been able to increase seating in several areas of the stadium. This will now see our official capacity rise to a total of 61,559.

“The biggest gain will be in the single-tier South stand, which will now be able to accommodate 17,500 spectators, an increase of 500.

“The new stadium will be the largest capacity football club stadium in London.”

Things are certainly looking bright for the future at Tottenham. COYS!

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