Saturday 22 July 2017

Spurs will have the biggest club stadium in London after council approve stadium capacity request

Tottenham Hotspur are set to have the biggest club stadium in London after receiving approval from Haringey Council to increase their new stadium's capacity to 61,559.

The proposed capacity of the new £800 million stadium was originally set at 61,461 seats, but this has since been extended to 61,559 seats which has been approved by Haringey Council.

The new stadium, which has been branded as the Northumberland Development Project, will have 1,127 more seats than the Emirates Stadium, home of North London rivals Arsenal, and 1,559 more seats than the Olympic Stadium which is currently home to West Ham United.

Tottenham said on their club website of the extension: "We are pleased to announce that Haringey Council has approved our application to increase the capacity of the new stadium.

"Improved seating layout design has meant that we have been able to increase seating in several areas of the stadium. This will now see our official capacity rise to a total of 61,559."

Spurs new stadium is expected to be ready for the 2018-19 season with the club set to play at Wembley Stadium next season while the new ground is under constrcution.

Spurs will play Manchester United in the last ever game of their current home White Hart Lane next weekend.

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