Spurs get green light for latest stadium capacity rise

The capacity of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be increased for a second time after the English Premier League football club’s application was approved by its local council.

The green light from Haringey Council means capacity will rise from 62,214 to 62,303. This will provide the opportunity for new season tickets to be issued to fans.

Tottenham said in a statement: “We can confirm that Haringey Council has approved our application to increase the official capacity of our stadium to 62,303. Supporters who have registered their interest will now be contacted in waiting list order with the offer of a season ticket.”

In August, Haringey Council approved Tottenham’s application to increase the official capacity of its new stadium to 62,214. The decision came after a detailed review of the stadium seating bowl during the summer in conjunction with Building Control. The extra seats were added to Tottenham’s North and South stands.

The previous capacity of the stadium, which hosted its first match on April 3, was 62,062. With a capacity of 17,500, Tottenham’s South Stand was already the largest single-tier stand in England.

The official record attendance at the stadium is 60,407, set for the opening game of the 2019-20 Premier League season, a 3-1 win over Aston Villa on August 10. Restrictions surrounding fan segregation and TV camera locations mean that a full-capacity crowd is difficult for the club to achieve.

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