And then there was one


Just one stand remains standing at the Boleyn ground in Green street.

The 5,000 seater East stand built in 1969 was first to go, followed by the 6,000 seat Sir Trevor Brooking stand built in 1995 which was formally the North Bank terrace.

The 1993 Bobby Moore which held 9,000 supporters has also vanished without a trace being formally the South bank terrace.

Now only the 15,000 West stand remains for demolition until the building of 842 homes can begin to be re-named Upton Gardens.

Barrett London has revealed that a one bedroom apartment at Upton Gardens will have a guide price of £360,000 while a three-bedroom flat will have price guide of £560,000.

Twenty-five percent of the 842 home development on the site in Green street will be reserved for affordable rent and shared ownership and Newham council have stated that will invest around £18m for 10% of the development.

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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 A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at,

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  • Stratford E20 says:

    I can’t wait until the old place is wiped clean. I’m very happy to have moved on

  • essexirons says:

    Is it too late to change our mind? Lol

  • Stan The Man says:

    I went there for more than fifty years but once the new stands came in and it went all seater it lost a bit of its gloss for me.
    I loved the old place and have some great memories but its near as damn it all gone now.
    Thats life,i have moved on and if im being thruthful the last six months of reading others shedding copious amounts of internet tears has taken the gloss off even more.
    Its left me feeling bored rigid of reading about the place.

  • John says:

    You heartless *******s this article has me sobbing, my hands are shaking and I’m wailing like a banshee. My urge to visit the old ground tomorrow and chain myself to my old seat in the West Upper is overwhelming me.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Sorry John im just being honest about it.Clearly i miss the old place massively but all the flowery prose i read about our wonderful groaning,creaking old ground and suchlike is poo.
    Crikey my old knees creaked getting out of my seat there more than any of the new stands put together lol

  • mooro66uk says:

    We really do have some sad people supporting us.

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