West Ham granted permission for London Stadium capacity increase

West Ham have confirmed that planning permission has been granted to increase the matchday capacity at the London Stadium to 62,500.

With an extra 2,500 seats to be released, once the safety certificate application has been completed, West Ham can look forward to breaking their attendance record and welcoming more supporters to Hammers matches.

The expansion is another positive step forward for the club in reaching the stadium’s full capacity – now close to 67,000 due to the enhancements to the Bobby Moore and Sir Trevor Brooking stands – which would see West Ham’s home become the biggest Premier League stadium in London.

West Ham United vice-chairman Baroness Brady said: “The application to increase the matchday capacity will give an even greater number of our fans the opportunity to watch our exciting team in action in person.

Since the regular return of supporters this year, we have seen a terrific response with every Premier League fixture so far this season sold out, and we thank them for their continued fantastic backing including breaking attendance records as part of regular capacity crowds at London Stadium.

This is another great sign of progression during a hugely-positive time for the Club.”

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