Supporter’s Trust explains why the Spurs stadium was not full despite sell-out

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust have explained the confusion surrounding the fact that Wednesday night’s Premier League curtain-raiser at the new stadium

The fixture against Crystal Palace was billed as a sell out at the 62,062 capacity seater stadium, yet the official attendance on the night was confirmed as 59,215, some 2,847 fans less than it can hold.

Thousands of club members were left disappointed that they were unable to secure a ticket to the historic occasion and were left baffled when they saw that there were empty seats when watching the match on television.

The Supporters Trust posted a statement on their Twitter page revealing that the first two rows of both the north and south stand were both unoccupied by spectators due to concerns from the club regarding sight lines which proved to be incorrect and will be used for future fixtures.

The Trust also could not resist a dig at North London rivals Arsenal who are known to massage the figures of their attendances at the Emirates by publishing ticket sale totals as ‘attendance’ rather than how many people are actually inside the stadium.

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