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Tottenham vs. Bournemouth could set Premier League attendance record

Tottenham vs. Bournemouth could set Premier League attendance record
From ESPN - October 12, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur could break the 10-year-old Premier League attendance record when they host Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday.

Club sources have told ESPN FC that ticket sales are progressing well and they are closing in on the previous record of 76,098 -- set when Manchester United beat Blackburn 4-1 at Old Trafford in March 2007.

Spurs came close to the record for the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in their first league match at Wembley in August, watched by 73,587, when tickets were on restricted general sale.

Saturday's match is on general sale to the public and the club is still yet to make all sections of the national stadium available.

The frustrating home draws against Burnley (67,862) and Swansea (65,366) were also on general sale but attracted fewer than 70,000 supporters, with club sources saying attendances are often low in August and September due to holidays.

Liverpool's visit in the league on Oct. 22 will also be on restricted general sale -- following advice from the safety advisory group, made up of the club, Brent Council and the police, ambulance and fire services -- meaning only Spurs fans with a history of buying from the club will be able to purchase tickets.

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