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CandH clears up Europa league ticketing problems

uel-726_1The Europa League tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders BUT  those in the lower West and North Stand have found their tickets are not available on the ticket office.

West Ham are being cautious in not selling tickets in the lower South, North or West Stands before a new air skate system is deployed next Monday to move the retractable seating system into football mode.

ClaretandHugh was told  the stadium owners, operators and West Ham are confident the new system  will move the seats closer to the pitch before Thursday 4th August but as a precaution no seats will be sold in those areas until their safe movement is guaranteed.

That means around 10,000 season ticket holders cannot purchase tickets for the Europa League game at present but can on Friday afternoon. Season ticket holders in the East Stand or the upper tiers have until 12noon on Friday 22 July to reserve their tickets.

West stand and North Lower Stand Season Ticket Holders who do not have to access to their regular seats for this fixture will have a priority window to purchase alternative seats. beginning at 3pm on Friday 22 July and finishing on Wednesday 27 July at 5pm 

With 52,000 season tickets holders and a maximum capacity of 54,000 for this European game, West Ham are banking on a number of people being on holiday, or unable to attend make up the 10,000 seat shortfall of the lower tiers, being restricted from sale.

ClaretandHugh understand these 10,000 seats in the West and North tiers are highly likely to put on sale at later date closer to the Europa match once they can guarantee the stands can be successfully moved.

Stadium owners E20 Stadium LLP and stadium operators London Stadium 185 Ltd would face massive compensation claims from West Ham should the lower tiers not be ready in time so they have every incentive to finish the job on time. West Ham would be able to claim any lost revenue for seats they could have lost at full price.

Season ticket holders in the lower tiers like myself must decide whether to buy alternative seats from this Friday or take a gamble that the lower tiers are put on sale closer to 4th August.

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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

4 comments on “CandH clears up Europa league ticketing problems

  1. I’m in the North Lower (Bobby Moore Stand) and so can’t buy my ST seat but I was able to buy an alternative ticket as soon as they went on sale on Tuesday. Didn’t have to wait at all.

    • Yes I have heard other have been able to do that do. They shouldn’t be doing that but ticket master seem to allowing it for some. I am the West stand and I wasn’t offered alternative seats when I asked

  2. Shambles, the club are banking on season ticket holders being on holiday !
    That’s called progressive, makes me laugh that they hope they can use the new ground for season ticket holders.
    This is up there with the cheap train tickets into Stratford which must be purchased by the end of August, even though the train line into Stratford is shut until the end of November at weekends !
    Great value, no wonder its 50% off, there aren’t any trains.
    So no seats, no trains … Absolute quality !!

    • Good job the EL game wont be played at the weekend then isn’t it…. you seem to be putting the blame on the club for the seating problems & the fact the trains wont stop at stratford.. why?? What are the club doing wrong in your opinion?

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