The location of the Band 5 season tickets at the Olympic Stadium which will be sold for £289 per annum still remains a mystery.
It had been believed that the the perceived worst seats in sections 249, 250 and 251 were the likely location of the cheapest season tickets in the Premier League but that no longer appears to be the case.
Yesterday during a season ticket appointment at the Stratford reservation centre with ClaretandHugh associate editor Sean Whetstone it was revealed that all these sections are available to Band 4 season ticket holders and actually form part of the so called ‘virtual family stand’.
Only the south stand was blacked out for season tickets holders which is where the 3,000 away fans will be located, together with an additional 5 per cent for general sale to home supporters required by the Premier League.
In total 15 per cent of the seats (8,100) are not available to season ticket holders to cater for 15 per cent allocation in cup games and for the 100,000 free tickets to Newham residents.
The senior sales advisor insisted that the location of Band 5 had not yet been decided suggesting that the location will be based on demand of Band 4. He speculated they could be in the furthest corners of the stadium in the back few rows but stressed that was pure speculation. Later we were assured that there will be at least 1,000 Band 5 tickets available and it was not just a token gesture or marketing ploy.