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8,000 support the Hammers on the road

Eight thousand West Ham away supporters have bought tickets to support the Hammer in their pre-season schedule this Summer.

Incredibly nearly 500 Hammers travelled to Switzerland to the Stadion Schützenwiese to face FC Winterthur which would have seen a  1,300 round trip journey by ferry and car.

Back in the UK, Wycombe Wanderers saw 1,003 West Ham fans make the Saturday visit to watch the Hammers win 1-0 with 130-mile motorway round trip required.

Further up north, Preston North End saw 940 Hammers fans make the 480 round-trip journey to watch the 2-2 draw.

The midweek 280 mile round trip journey to Walsall FC to play Aston Villa saw 1,500 tickets sold for West Ham fans to watch a 3-1 win.

This Saturday has seen a sell out of the full 4,100 away allocation at Portman Road as the Irons face Ipswich which will see fans making 150-mile round trip journey.

That’s over 8,000 tickets sold so far. With two more pre-season games against FSV Mainz 05 and Angers SCO after the weekend, we could see the away support reach ten thousand.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter