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Change of security search process at London Stadium

turnstiles726Operators London Stadium 185 have announced a new security search process this season which will be implemented for the first time on Monday evening for football crowds.

The Statement says “As part of our shared commitment to enhancing the matchday experience for supporters at London Stadium, LS185, working in partnership with West Ham United, have developed a new security search process for this season, designed to improve security, reduce queuing times at turnstiles and alleviate congestion around the podium level.

entrywebThe regime will see bag search checkpoints stationed directly adjacent to the bridges leading on to the stadium island, and both West Ham United and LS185 are working together to ensure that the safety and security of our supporters is of paramount importance.

The process has been used throughout London Stadium’s summer of concerts and world athletics – which will be in place for Monday’s opening home Premier League game of the season against Huddersfield Town – has proved particularly successful in helping the flow of spectators to the stadium.

In order to allow easy access and cause minimal delays, it is recommended that supporters arrive at least one hour prior to kick-off and avoid bringing any bags to matches unless absolutely necessary. Large suitcases or luggage are not permitted in the stadium.

All bags will be searched and supporters may also be asked to remove jackets or coats in preparation for search. All approved bags are also subject to additional inspections within the Stadium. There will be an access lane at each checkpoint for supporters with accessibility needs.

These are not ticket check points, allowing supporters without tickets to gain access to the podium and visit the Stadium Store and Ticket Offices.

To further reduce queuing times at the search checkpoints, it is recommended that supporters access the stadium island via the bridges in closest proximity to their respective turnstile entrance. See our stadium map for an illustration of the following information.

Turnstile Entrance A, B, C – Bridge 3

Turnstile Entrance D – Bridge 4

Turnstile Entrance E, F, G – Bridge 5

Turnstile Entrance E, F, G, H, I – Bridge 1

Turnstile Entrance A, J, K – Bridge 2

Please be assured that London Stadium’s search policy is entirely for the safety and security of every supporter attending West Ham United matches. Additionally at London Stadium this season, each entrance section on the podium will have one late turnstile open after kick-off. Any supporters who arrive late for the match are advised to head to the relevant entrance for their seat, where they will be directed to the late-opening turnstile.

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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