West Ham is granted planning permission to increase its capacity at the London stadium to 62,500 … a move that will make the venue the largest club ground in the capital, ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham.
- West Ham has received permission to increase the capacity of the London stadium
- The former Olympic Stadium will have 2,500 seats added, bringing it to 62,500
- After work, the land will officially become London’s largest club stadium.
- Both Emirates and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be overtaken by the club
West Ham has been granted planning permission to increase the capacity of the London stadium to 62,500.
An additional 2,500 seats will be added once the club gets the go-ahead, taking the former Olympic Stadium over Emirates Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the largest club field in the capital.
“The Matchday Capacity Booster App will give an even greater number of fans the opportunity to see our exciting team in action in person,” said West Ham Vice President Karren Brady.
West Ham has been granted planning permission to increase the capacity of the London stadium.
“ Since the regular return of fans this year, we’ve seen an excellent response with every sold-out Premier League game so far this season, and we thank them for their fantastic continued support, including breaking records of attendance as part of the regular capacity crowds at London Stadium. .
“This is another great sign of progression during an enormously positive moment for the club.”
West Ham moved from Upton Park in 2016 to the site of the 2012 Olympics masterpiece.
After some initial problems, the stadium now hosts David Moyes’s team in European action as well as national competitions.
The move would bring the venue to 62,500 seats, making it the largest club field in London.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (pictured) currently has an impressive capacity of 62,303
“All of us here are doing everything we can to grow and develop this football club, on and off the pitch, for the benefit of our fans, and we all feel that things are going in the right direction,” said Moyes.
“The return of the fans has been fantastic and the atmosphere they have created, with 60,000 in the stadium, has lived up to every game.
“Having more fans here cheering for the team will make it even better for all of us and we look forward to welcoming more of our young fans and families to London Stadium.”
Long-term plans are to increase capacity to 67,000 in the next few years.
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium seats 60,260, a figure that will be dwarfed by West Ham’s proposals.