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Barriers go up at the London Stadium

Crowd safety barriers will go up on the walkway in front of the director’s box at the London Stadium before Saturday to prevent a repeat of the protest that marred the West Ham v Burnley match. One disabled season ticket holder told KUMB.com that they have been moved from their normal seat to allow the erection of barriers to block off the walkway in front of the owner’s box.

Met Police officers will also be in present inside the London stadium for the remaining five home games to prevent any breach of the peace.

The event security company who were awarded the contract to protect the pitch from invaders is expected to lose their contract.  There will also be a significant increase of safety stewards for Saturday taking the number in excess of one thousand stewards from companies G4S, Wise Security, Experia and CSP who provide the event stewards for Stadium Operator London Stadium 185.

Further security measures will be place for Saturday including further segregation of the concourse area to restrict free movement around the stadium.

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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

3 comments on “Barriers go up at the London Stadium

  1. Would just like to say that there is no company called eventsec working at West Ham pitchside and would like to add that the company working pitchside for the Burnley game mysteriously had their staff numbers cut for that game

  2. Interesting I have been told the pitchside stewards were reduced but I was led to believe the company was called EventSec. Which company is responsible for pitchside security?

  3. Yes I thought it was very interesting that numbers were reduced for the first and only time this season when fan anger and frustration was as high as it had been for many years it’s a shame that nobody has thought it worthy of a mention

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