The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is getting a slight bump in capacity. Officially listed at 62,062, the club announced today that it had successfully applied to Haringey Council to increase the total capacity by 152 seats to 62,214.
Where’s that extra space coming from? According to Spurs, it’s down to the way the seats are arranged in the north and south stands. According to the report, Spurs did a “detailed review” of the seating in the stadium and determined that they can cram in a few extra seats by rearranging a few things. It’s not a huge bump by any means, but with matches late last season at capacity and in anticipation of some high profile games like the NFL London Series coming this year, it certainly behooves them to try and get as many butts into seats as possible.
Most of the stadium seats are mounted on a rail system which makes them relatively easy to move around. The club says that these new seats are in the north and south stands; my guess is that they are at the very top of the stands, and it may also include adding a seat or two to some of the rows by smushing them together a little more. But we don’t really know, and the club isn’t saying.
Not ground breaking news by any means, but hey — extra seats are extra seats! And if you’re visiting London and are staring at a potentially sold out match, you might be glad for those extra 152 stadium chairs. And the new stadium is STILL larger than the Emirates.