Tottenham get council approval to increase stadium capacity
By Simon Ormiston
Last Updated: 05/05/17 2:45pm
Tottenham's new stadium will be the biggest club stadium in London after they confirmed Haringey Council have agreed to an increase in capacity to 61,559.
That means Spurs will have 1,299 more seats than Arsenal's Emirates stadium and keeps them ahead of the 60,000-seater stadium that West Ham have moved to. Only Manchester United's Old Trafford will have a bigger capacity in the Premier League.
Tottenham said on their club website: "We are pleased to announce that Haringey Council has approved our application to increase the capacity of the new stadium.
"Improved seating layout design has meant that we have been able to increase seating in several areas of the stadium. This will now see our official capacity rise to a total of 61,559."
Construction on the new stadium is due to be completed in 2018 but Tottenham will have to move to Wembley next season before work on the White Hart Lane site can be finished.
The final game at the old stadium will be against Manchester United on May 14 and Tottenham have invited a number of former players to attend.