Tottenham Hotspur not only defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the North London Derby on Saturday, but they also broke yet another attendance record at Wembley Stadium. 83,222 fans of North London football piled into Wembley to watch the Spurs victory, setting a new attendance record for a Premier League football match.
RECORD: Tottenham's game against Arsenal is now the highest ever attendance for a match in the Premier League at 83,222. pic.twitter.com/4S7nixBrhM— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 10, 2018
This breaks the previous record of 81,978 that was set a mere ten days ago during Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Manchester United.
At least for the biggest of games, Spurs have had very little difficulty packing in a huge number of fans for their matches. This is at least the third time (and probably more) that they’ve broken the Premier League attendance record. That bodes well for their ability to regularly fill their as-yet-unnamed new stadium that is scheduled to open in time for the start of next year’s Premier League season.
Of course, not all of those 83k fans were Tottenham fans, but it certainly shows that there’s enough support in London to support and justify that shiny new ground. If they can get 83,000 fans in for a North London Derby, they won’t have any difficulty getting 61,000 fans for a typical weekend Premier League match.