West Ham face their latest legal show down with London Stadium owners E20 next month.
London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) who own E20 previously confirmed “There is a dispute with West Ham about what the contract says in terms of capacity. West Ham have absolutely said that they want to increase the capacity to 60,000. And actually, they want to further increase the capacity to 66,000. LLDC and E20 disagree with their interpretation of the contract. We feel that actually if West Ham wants to enjoy more seats then they should commensurately pay more.”
A club spokesman previously told Claret and Hugh earlier this year: “West Ham United is seeking use of all seats in London Stadium to initially reach a capacity of 60,000, as was promised publicly to our supporters by all London Stadium stakeholders.
“The seats in question are not ‘additional’ or ‘extra’. These seats are in London Stadium already, have always been there, and have already been paid for under the terms of our concession agreement.
“Having sought a resolution of this matter for many months, West Ham United are seeking a legal declaration because we have almost 50,000 patient and loyal fans on our season ticket waiting list who are being denied the opportunity to support their team. We wish to make the Stadium accessible to all supporters in our community through our firm commitment to affordable family football.