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Police Force Tottenham To Keep 20,000 Seats Empty For Wembley Opener

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

There will be "almost 20,000 empty seats" for Tottenham's first Premier League match at Wembley "because of restrictions imposed" by Brent Council and Metropolitan Police, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIMES. Tottenham has sold "about 70,000 tickets" for Sunday's game, including 3,000 ...

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