Brent approves Wembley event cap uplift

Brent Council have approved an application from the FA and Wembley National Stadium Ltd to temporarily increase the number of full capacity events at Wembley Stadium to allow Spurs to play there in the 2017/18 season.

The decision paves the way for 22 additional full capacity events for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club matches, of up to 90,000 fans, to take place at the stadium between August 2017 and July 2018.

Under current rules there is no limit on the number of events that can be held at a maximum capacity of 51,000.

Tottenham Hotspur are set to make Wembley their temporary home while their new ground at White Hart Lane is finished, having already played their european home games there this season.

Wembley had originally requested permission for an additional 31 full capacity events but this was reduced to 22 prior to the application coming to committee.

A Brent Council spokesperson said: “Wembley Stadium is a highly valued part of our borough bringing visitors from around the world. We are pleased that a balance has been struck between recognising the impact on local residents and businesses whilst enabling the Stadium to make good use of its facilities and support a London club to operate in the capital while their ground is being redeveloped.”

“We look forward to working closely with the Stadium, the Football Association and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in the forthcoming year both on the management of events and their work in the local community that they outlined in their application.”

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