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Tottenham look to raise stadium capacity to 62,000

Tottenham Hotspur FC has applied to Haringey Council to increase the capacity at its new stadium up to 62,000 seats.

Set to open in 2018, London’s largest capacity football club ground will feature a retractable grass field for Tottenham Hotspur’s home fixtures with an artificial surface underneath that will be multi-use and capable of hosting NFL matches, concerts and other high-profile events.

With an original capacity of 61,559, an additional 441 seats will raise capcacity to 62,000.

The club has placed the fan experience and stadium atmosphere at the heart of its designs in collaboration with stadium architects, Populous.

A 17,000 single tier stand, the largest in the UK, will generate ‘a wall of sound’ coupled with a tight atmospheric bowl ensuring spectators are closer to the pitch than at any other comparable ground in the UK with uninterrupted views for all at every event.

Spurs are currently playing their home games at the 90,000 seater Wembley but chairman Daniel Levy is confident that the club will be able to move to their new home in August this year.

The first NFL game will be between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks which is set for the 14th of October.