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Capacity set to increase at West Ham’s London Stadium

The Hammers will look to break their attendance record once the upgrades have been completed (Credit: West Ham United)

West Ham United has been granted planning permission to increase the capacity at the London Stadium to 62,500. 

An extra 2,500 seats are going to be added to the ground, making it the largest club stadium in the city. 

The club said it will help them meet the growing demand for tickets as it is regularly getting crowds of 60,000 during Premier League matches. 

It has also seen “magnificent attendances” in the UEFA Europa League and the Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Manchester City was sold out. 

The expansion is part of wider plans to reach the stadium’s full capacity, now close to 67,000 due to the enhancements to the Bobby Moore and Sir Trevor Brooking stands.

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.”

Manager David Moyes 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. Having more fans in here cheering the team on will make it even better for us all and we are really looking forward to welcoming more of our young supporters and families to London Stadium.”

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