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Tottenham breach event license with Beyonce show

Tottenham Hotspur are breaching their license by selling tickets to a Beyonce show set to be staged at their stadium later this year.

The Premier League club has permission to host six concerts per year under their current planning arrangements.

However, the Beyonce gig will be their seventh of the year. They have already sold tickets for the first six events at their stadium.

Dana Carlin, a cabinet member for planning at Haringey Council, expressed disappointment about the situation.

“Welcoming global superstars, like Beyonce, will attract thousands of music fans and benefits our local businesses,” Carlin said (via the BBC.)

“The impact on local residents has to be balanced against this. We are disappointed that we have got to this stage.

“Tottenham Hotspur have been advised that they must engage with the community and ward councillors and submit a planning application.”

Beyonce had four shows scheduled at Tottenham’s stadium between May and June 2023.

However, she announced an extra tour date at the stadium on February 7. Wizkid and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers also have dates booked for events.

Tottenham’s stadium authorities must submit another planning application to Haringey Council to allow them to host the extra performance.

General admission tickets for Beyonce’s shows have sold out. There are only premium tickets starting at £349 available.

Tottenham’s eye-catching stadium has attracted plenty of praise. However, club chairman Daniel Levy faced criticism for taking a seven-figure bonus for his efforts on the project.

Levy has faced demands for him to leave the club from fans, but he has refused to budge.

Despite joining the club two years ago, chief commercial officer Todd Kline has not secured a stadium naming rights deal.

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