Boleyn Ground closes its doors today


Boleyn_Ground_Upton_Park_4The West Ham hotel based at the Boleyn Ground will close it’s doors today for the last time when guests check out at 11am this morning.  Built in 2001 with the new West Ham which was opened by the Queen, the three-star hotel has 60 rooms which doubled as corporate boxes on match days.  Originally the hotel was run directly by West Ham but they contracted out to their catering partner Elinor UK in 2012 in an overall deal worth £5m per year.

This morning at 11am also marks the start of the very final stadium tour of the Boleyn Ground.  Thousands of supporters have paid £25 each to take a stadium tour over the last twelve months.

Last week also saw the final pitch event to be staged at the Boleyn  ground. The charity match in aid Isala’s smiles and the Jackson’s smile foundation was played on Monday evening at 7pm and raised £6,000.

The stadium will now be stripped bare of anything and everything that can be sold before demolition starts later this year.

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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,

I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh.

Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons!

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  • telboy1975 says:

    Oh, Sean, Sean, Sean, it’s not IT’s, it’s ITS. Good job you don’t write for a living, otherwise it would be embarasssssssssssssssing. Telboy (GCE Eng. Lang., failed).

  • rapidhammer says:

    This post makes me really sad and annoyed: I have had booked a room at West Ham Hotel online for next weekend to make a last visit to the Boleyn, as I couldn’t make any of the games this spring, just to learn from ClaretandHugh website today the hotel is going to close from tomorrow 🙁 No email, nothing from the hotel so far! Would have arrived there in the middle of the night to find out it’s closed! Never say blogs are useless then!

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