Tottenham Hotspur has been granted permission to play additional matches at Wembley with an expanded capacity as a contingency measure while work continues at its new home.

Tottenham is playing at Wembley while work is finalised at its long-delayed new 62,000-seat stadium.

The Premier League games at Wembley that Tottenham has already announced ticket details for (Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City) will remain capped at 51,000. However, Wembley National Stadium Limited’s application to host five domestic fixtures at a capped capacity of 62,000 and any additional Champions League home fixtures at the full 90,000 capacity has now been approved by Brent Council’s planning committee.

Tottenham had been due to move into its new stadium back in September but a string of delays have pushed back the opening date.

The club announced last week that it will continue to play at Wembley until at least mid-February, stating that it needs time to schedule test events at its new home. It has since been reported that the ground will not be entirely finished by the end of the season but Tottenham still hopes to play there on March 16 against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham is set to issue a fresh update on the stadium in the coming weeks.

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