West Ham United has confirmed that it will expand the capacity at the London Stadium from 60,000 to 62,500 seats for the 2022-23 season. The move, which is subject to an amended general safety certificate being issued by Newham Council, will take the club’s home capacity beyond Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium (60,260) and just behind Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,850).
West Ham United vice-chair, Baroness Brady, said: “The expected increase in capacity will see London Stadium become one of the highest-attended grounds in the capital and indeed the country, giving an even greater number of our supporters the opportunity to watch our exciting team in action.
Manager David Moyes added: “Everyone here is doing everything we can to grow and develop this 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 atmosphere our supporters have created this season has been right up there in every game.
“Having more fans in the ground 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.”