'Love it', 'Great news' - Tottenham fans rave over official reveal after paperwork sealed
Tottenham fans have taken to social media to rave over news that the club’s new stadium will see its maximum capacity increased from 61,559 to 62,062 ahead of next season.
The club revealed via their official Twitter account that the local council had given Spurs permission to allow over 500 extra supporters into the ground on matchdays after their paperwork had gone through, as they close in on completing construction of the development.
This will now see our official stadium capacity rise from 61,559 to 62,062. pic.twitter.com/M2z1yiocht
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 5, 2018
The Lilywhites left their traditional ground of White Hart Lane at the end of last season, and have taken up temporary residence in the national stadium of Wembley as they wait for their new home to be completed, having used England’s ground for their European fixtures during the last campaign.
The development is expected to be completed ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season, although there is the possibility that the club will play their first couple of games away to ensure it is fully prepared to host games, as was the case with West Ham’s ground this season as it hosted an athletics tournament.
Fans seemed delighted on Twitter with the news of an increased capacity, having been able to hold in the region of 90,000 at Wembley, although their record is the 85,512 for the Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen last season.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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Great news !! Onwards & upwards Coys
— stuart (@tottenham050870) March 5, 2018
WHAT AN ANNOUNCEMENT BOYS
— LP ✈️ (@Verttonghen) March 5, 2018
Best thing I've heard all season
— TJ???????? (@Eriksennn) March 5, 2018
Sixty two thousand and sixty two has a nice ring to it
— Ben Rosenthal (@Ben_Rosenthal) March 5, 2018
— Houston Spurs (@HoustonSpurs) March 5, 2018
— Steven H (@Mrdebub) March 5, 2018
Announce Roof Lift…
— Jaggers78 (@Jaggers78) March 5, 2018
However, there was one supporter who thought the club were not being ambitious enough:
I think we need to make it more 70,000 – Wembley attendances have shown how busy we can get the place for all types of games. Previous example being our last game. 68,000 for Huddersfield ( no disrespect ) with testing weather conditions… Should aim higher!!
— Eddy Davis (@EddyDavis19) March 5, 2018
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