London: Tottenham (again) ask for capacity increase

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London: Tottenham (again) ask for capacity increase Europe's most expensive private stadium is once more expected to grow. Again, this won't make much of a difference, but there is no doubt Tottenham will sell out all of the proposed 503 new seats.


Yesterday Tottenham Hotspur announced their application to the Haringey Council for capacity increase. Addition of 503 further seats would bring the capacity of their new football stadium to 62,062.

New Tottenham Stadium

It's not the first time Spurs have asked for more seats. In spring of last year the team requested permission for an increase of 89 seats and this led to the current planned capacity of 61,559. Further increase is the outcome of analysis of the seating layout within the almost-finished bowl.

Search for additional capacity is hardly surprising when you look at how Spurs are doing at Wembley, which they're using this season. Every game enjoys 65,945 on average, which is second only to Manchester United.

According to plan the new Tottenham stadium should be delivered this summer. Chairman Daniel Levy has assured fans recently that construction is on schedule, however there is scepticism regarding this declaration. At the moment Tottenham are fighting against time to make the stadium usable from early games of the 2018/19 season.