Monday 23 September 2019

Wembley capacity to be capped at 51,000 for Tottenham ‘home’ games

Spurs await a completion date for their new stadium after a series of construction delays.

Tottenham are still awaiting an opening date for their new White Hart Lane stadium (Steven Paston/PA)
Tottenham are still awaiting an opening date for their new White Hart Lane stadium (Steven Paston/PA)

By Press Association Sport Staff

Tottenham will continue to play ‘home’ fixtures at Wembley this season, but attendances will be capped at 51,000, the club have confirmed.

Spurs were scheduled to move into their new White Hart Lane stadium in September, but are still waiting for a completion date after a series of construction delays.

“Whilst Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL) has been able to assign us a number of full capacity games, the restriction on the number of full capacity events available to WNSL each year means that our remaining Premier League fixtures after Chelsea will be capped at 51,000 unless otherwise advised,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“As a contingency measure to ensure we can stage our matches whilst we await certainty on the exact opening date of our new stadium, the club has reached agreement with WNSL to host any additional home games that we may have to play at Wembley Stadium.”

Tottenham said WNSL will submit a planning application to Brent Council for increased attendances of 62,000, “with additional limited exceptions at 90,000”.

The club added they hoped to provide an update on their new stadium in early December.

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