'What?' Bad Idea - Exclusive: Mills reacts to official Tottenham update

Danny Mills has questioned why Tottenham are planning to increase the capacity of their stadium by more than 500.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds United and England full-back said he did not understand why it was a priority while fans are not allowed into stadiums.

Sky Sports report that Harringey Council have given planning permission for the plans which will see seats added in the lower, mid and upper tiers and in the South Stand.

It will take the capacity of the ground from 62,303 to 62,850 meaning it will still be the second biggest ground in the Premier League behind Manchester United’s Old Trafford.

Fans have not been allowed at top-flight games since it resumed after lockdown in June.

There were plans to trial fans being allowed into stadiums at the beginning of October but they were ultimately blocked by the government.

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Asked by Football Insider what he made of the plans, Mills said: “I’m not sure why they’re increasing it, they can’t get any fans in at the moment.

“There have been better ideas hasn’t there?

“What Tottenham have done with everything that’s come about has been magnificent with that stadium.

“Unfortunately, they haven’t been able to have concerts and all those sorts of things so that’s the only downside to Tottenham at the moment.

“They haven’t been able to do what they want to do.”

Spurs moved into their new stadium in April of last year after using Wembley as their home ground during its construction.

There were plans to use the ground for concerts, rugby games, and boxing events. However, all of these were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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