West Ham have announced that the capacity of the London Stadium will increase to 62,500 following planning permission being granted.
An extra 2,500 seats will be available to Hammers supporters once the safety certificate application has been completed in the near future.
Following the increase, West Ham will soon break their current record attendance as well as overtaking Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium to become the third biggest Premier League venue behind only Man United and Tottenham.
West Ham have confirmed that the London Stadium will be able to hold an extra 2,500 fans after the approval of planning permission.
Due to David Moyes’ side playing so well and no fans being able to attend matches last season as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; there has been an rise in demand for tickets. Every Premier League match has been a sell out this season and the Carabao Cup tie with Manchester City on Wednesday 27th October is also sold out.
West Ham’s Vice-Chairman Karen Brady said: “The application to increase the match-day capacity will give an even greater number of our fans the opportunity to watch our exciting team in action in person. This is another great sign of progression during a hugely-positive time for the Club.”
Moyes also added: “Everyone here is doing everything we can to grow and develop this football club, on and off the pitch, for the benefit of our supporters, and we all feel that things are moving in the right direction. The supporters being back has been fantastic and the atmosphere they have created, with 60,000 in the stadium, has been right up there every game.”
There have already been memorable moment in the stadium this season, with a big 4-1 win over Leicester in the first game a maximum capacity crowd was allowed back, welcoming Europa League football and beating Spurs 1-0.
There remains plans for the London Stadium to see an increase in seats once again. The club hope to be granted the full capacity of the stadium, close to 67,000, via “enhancements to the Bobby Moore and Sir Trevor Brooking stands.”