Paul Robinson is amazed that Tottenham plan to expand their stadium’s seating capacity just 12 months after it was officially opened.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the recent news “seems absolutely nonsensical” and insisted that it “should have been the plan to start with”.
Sky Sports reported this week that Spurs have been given permission by Haringey Council to increase the capacity of their stadium by more than 500 seats.
It will see the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s capacity increase from 62,303 to 62,850 – the ground remains the second biggest in the Premier League behind only Manchester United.
The club are looking to carry out the required work while fans are still unable to attend football matches amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the plans to expand the seating capacity, Robinson said:
“I am amazed that they did not build it as big as they wanted it in the first place.
“It just seems absolutely nonsensical. The stadium has only been open for 12 months and already they are looking to expand it. That should have been in the plan to start with.”
Spurs moved into their new £1billion state of the art stadium last season having left their inaugural home White Hart Lane in May 2017.
The London club played their home games at national stadium Wembley between 2017 and 2019.