Tottenham Hotspur has applied to increase its new stadium’s capacity by 441, to bring it up to 62,000 seats.

The Premier League club confirmed on Monday that it has sent an application to the Haringey Council to request that the additional seating can be added to its project.

The £850m under-construction stadium, which will also host NFL American football games, is on track to be completed by the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

The new stadium’s capacity will only be second to Manchester United’s Old Trafford in terms of the English top flight league’s capacities.

The London club is currently playing its home games at the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium. With a potential capacity of 62,000, the new ground far exceeds the maximum of 36,284 at its old White Hart Lane ground.

A statement from Tottenham read: “The club has applied to Haringey Council to increase the capacity at our new stadium up to 62,000

“We shall provide an update on this application as soon as we have further information.”

Daniel Levy, Tottenham’s chairman, said: “I am very confident, and I wouldn’t be sitting here today otherwise, saying that the season we are about to enter in August, we will be playing our games here from the start of next season.”

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