Wembley 2016

Why Wembley will have 20,000 empty seats for Tottenham versus Chelsea

Wembley Stadium will have a significant number of empty seats when Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea there on Sunday. Over 20,000 seats will be left empty due to security-based restrictions. This decision follows security talks between representatives from Brent Council and the Metropolitan Police.

No general sale tickets

Tottenham have so far sold around 70,000 tickets, which only includes fans who registered on the club’s website.

The restrictions are to prevent away fans buying tickets in the home end when they go on general sale.

The club will not be releasing tickets on general sale for this fixture.

Other ‘high-profile’ London derbies will not go on general sale either.

Premier League tickets rarely go on general sale anyway, however, the move to Wembley has opened up the possibility.

Chelsea have sold out their 3,000 away allocation.

Club optimistic of selling more tickets

Tottenham Hotspur are confident that within the next few days they will be able to sell more tickets.

Spurs set an English attendance club record of 85,512 fans when they hosted Bayer Leverkusen there last season.

The club almost sold out the arena in each one of their European matches last season.

The upper tier of the home of English football will be the section closed off.