Bonzo honoured at the Olympic Stadium


OS1West Ham legend Billy Bonds has been honoured at the Olympic Stadium with his  shirt is the first to go up at the stadium as the ‘WestHamification’ of their new home continues.

WHUFC.com revealed yesterday  “On Wednesday, the construction team set about installing a prototype model of the shirt, this one in honour of West Ham’s all-time record appearance holder, the legendary Billy Bonds.” 

“The imposing shirt measures some four metres across and preparatory work is to continue throughout Wednesday. It is then expected to be lifted into place on Thursday, ahead of a comprehensive 48-hour window of testing.”

BMTwo of the stands at the stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be named after Bobby Moore and Sir Trevor Brooking mimicking stand names already at the Boleyn Ground. Bonds also missed out when the hospitality suites were named the BM6 Lounge, the Arnold Hills, the Royal East, the Forge Lounge, the Great Briton,  the Academy bar and the Boleyn Bar

However the club is keen to make up for past misdemeanors of their 799 record appearance hero.

Last month the club revealed Legends stones are set to take centre stage in the new Champions Place outside the new Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.    Long-serving legends Billy Bonds and Sir Trevor Brooking, who boast a remarkable nine Hammer of the Year accolades between them, will rightfully be celebrated in Champions Place too , he club revealed.

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

4 comments on “Bonzo honoured at the Olympic Stadium

  1. He will share the huge shirt idea (which is nice) with several others – all very fine, BUT personally, this doesn’t even come close to being good enough for one of our greatest EVER players, and my and many, many others favourite.
    I want a BIG statement…like a massive statue, and/or one of the whole internal walkway and/or the approach from Westfield being referred to as Billy Bonds Way in club literature/box office directions etc (even if the OS won’t allow it officially)….

    • I agree.
      He got 2 testimonials because of his fantastic loyalty, and played for us in the top division even when he was 11 days from his 41st birthday ( mind you I wish he hadn’t ; he was terrible lol ).
      I stopped supporting England in 1973, partly because they refused to pick him.
      He was immense.

  2. About time too
    Apart from Moore, the greatest hammer.

  3. Agree with the above we need something more,
    Who ever has been in charge of the naming procedures needs to have his wrists slapped.
    I am sure it will be put right one day lets hope he does not have to wait as long as Bobby

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