Spurs have been given the go-ahead to play more home games at Wembley until their new stadium is ready – but at a reduced capacity. Tottenham, who are still waiting for a completion date for the new ground after a series of construction delays, will continue to play ‘home’ fixtures at the national stadium for the time being.
But Wembley’s owners have told them that attendances will be capped at 51,000 for all matches after the Chelsea game later this month. A planning application to Brent Council is required to increase the capacity to 62,000 with “additional limited exceptions” at 90,000.
“Whilst Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL) has been able to assign us a number of full capacity games, the restriction on the number of full capacity events available to WNSL each year means that our remaining Premier League fixtures after Chelsea will be capped at 51,000 unless otherwise advised,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“As a contingency measure to ensure we can stage our matches whilst we await certainty on the exact opening date of our new stadium, the club has reached agreement with WNSL to host any additional home games that we may have to play at Wembley Stadium.”