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Tottenham ask to increase new stadium capacity to 62,000

It’s an increase of 441 seats, but they need permission from Haringey council first.

Work Continues On Tottenham Hotspur's New Stadium Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC /Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

The news just keeps coming on this Monday. Tottenham Hotspur tweeted today that they have asked permission from Haringey Council to increase the seating capacity of their new stadium to an even 62,000 seats.

The current seating capacity of Naming Rights Stadium is 61,559, so this would be an increase of only 441 seats. It seems that Spurs were able to find a few corners of the stands to squeeze in a few more of those awesome new plastic seats, enough to get up to a nice round number.

But first they need permission. As I understand it, any time the club needs to make a significant chance to the stadium plans, they need to first seek permission from the Haringey Council. This seems like a pretty minor change, but procedures are procedures. I can’t imagine that there would be much resistance to the idea of putting a few hundred more fans into the stadium, though.

Based on everything we’ve heard, the stadium is still on time and due to open for the start of next fall’s Premier League season.