Tottenham Hotspur have extended their deal with the FA to continue playing at Wembley Stadium, albeit at a reduced capacity of 51,000.
The Premier League side’s new stadium had been intended to open at the start of this season, but with construction and safety issues still plaguing the new venue, Spurs are playing at Wembley indefinitely.
Their existing deal to play at England’s national stadium at its full 90,000 capacity required special dispensation from Brent Council, as Wembley has a limit on the number of full-capacity events it can stage each year. Should Spurs wish to sell more than 51,000 tickets for a game, they will have to make fresh applications to the council. Their fixture against Chelsea on November 24 will be the final full-capacity game granted to the club under the initial agreement.
They played all of their home games last season at the stadium, and it is now looking increasingly likely that they will spend the majority, if not the entirety, of the 2018-19 campaign at Wembley as well.