Tottenham Hotspur have made an application to Haringey Council to increase the capacity at their new stadium to 62,000, the club announced on Monday. 

The new state-of-the-art stadium is set to be the largest club football club stadium in the London and second only to Manchester United's Old Trafford in terms of Premier League capacities. 

Spurs are currently playing their home games at the 90,000 seater Wembley but, despite recent rumours, are on track to move into their yet unnamed new stadium in August. 

"The Club has applied to Haringey Council to increase the capacity at our new stadium up to 62,000," the club announced via Twitter. 

"We shall provide an update on this application as soon as we have further information."

The North London club played their last game at White Hart Lane last May in a 2-1 win over Manchester United. Almost immediately, the iconic stadium was demolished so that work could continue on their new home - which will be able to seat 24,000 more fans. 

The new stadium will also play host to the NFL after a 10-year-deal was agreed. The debut game will be between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks which is pencilled in for the 14th of October. 

Spurs Chairman, Daniel Levy, recently outlined his aim for the project: "Our vision was always to deliver far more than a stadium, we have looked to create a new sport and leisure destination and to start real place change in Tottenham - an area about which we are passionate," he was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail


He has also confirmed that the stadium will be finished on time, saying, as quoted by the Evening Standard: "I am very confident, and I wouldn't be sitting here today otherwise, saying that the season we are about to enter in August, we will be playing our games here from the start of next season,"

The North London club previously increased the capacity of their new home to 61,599 last May. The current application, if approved, will see the capacity rise by a further 441 seats - leaving a total capacity of 62,000.