After the London Mayor Sadiq Khan brought together representatives from Transport for London, Network Rail and Wembley Stadium, the capital’s travel network is in for a challenge in April as 90,000 fans head to the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko boxing match.
Mayor Khan gave the promoters of the heavyweight world title fight, Matchroom Sport, special dispensation to extend the capacity of the event from the 80,000 the national stadium usually offers for boxing, to 90,000.
This means it will smash the post-war attendance record for boxing in the UK, as all available tickets have already been sold out.
A major decision in the road to agreeing the capacity raise was Network Rail’s willingness to postpone engineering works which were planned on the day – Saturday 29th April.
Transport for London has also committed to running more trains in an effort to get the fight fans back from the event safely, and without significant delays.
Why the big fuss? Because unbeaten 2012 Olympic Gold medalist Joshua is currently on a destructive trail through the heavyweight division, having knocked out every one of his 18 opponents. He is up against another former Olympic champion in Klitschko, who dominated the heavyweight scene for more than a decade with his brother Vitali.
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