Tottenham's new stadium capacity increased to 62,062

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Image: Tottenham's new stadium at White Hart Lane will have an increased capacity of 62,062

Tottenham's new stadium will have an increased capacity of over 62,000 following approval from Haringey Council, the Premier League club have announced.

The club's initial application for their new stadium, currently being built on the old White Hart Lane site and scheduled for completion in time for next season, had been for just over 61,500.

"We are pleased to confirm that @haringeycouncil has approved our application to increase the capacity of #SpursNewStadium," the club announced on Twitter.

"This will now see our official stadium capacity rise from 61,559 to 62,062."

When the new stadium opens Spurs will have the second largest club ground in London after West Ham's London Stadium and the fourth largest in the capital behind Wembley and Twickenham.

Spurs originally estimated the final cost of the stadium would be around £400m, but it was reported last month this could rise to £1bn, making it the most expensive stadium in Europe.

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Spurs chairman Daniel Levy confirmed last month the new stadium will not be named White Hart Lane, with the club still in talks over naming rights.

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