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Chelsea demand full cup allocation

london-stadium-fansChelsea are demanding the full 5,700 away allocation for the evening EFL cup match against West Ham at the London Stadium later this month.  They have released the following statement on their official website:

“Under EFL Cup rules, away clubs can claim up to 10 per cent of the stadium’s capacity which in the case of the London Stadium is approximately 5,700 tickets. We have requested the full amount. However, due to the current set-up at the stadium this figure is likely to be revised. Discussions are ongoing between West Ham, the English Football League and the stadium authorities, and we are still waiting for confirmation of our allocation which is expected later next week.”

ClaretandHugh have been told Chelsea have been offered only 5,200 tickets mainly due to stadium logistical challenges related to segregation and this figure was repeated again at a London wide football supporters meeting hosted by the Met police in their offices in Lambeth in which Chelsea Supporters Trust members were in attendance along side West Ham representatives.
It is understood that the 500 seat reduction must be approved by EFL board next week as a special dispensation which is already agreed with a number of clubs who don’t offer the full 10% away allocation.

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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

5 comments on “Chelsea demand full cup allocation

  1. I heard the reason was because there are not sufficient toilets is this true Hugh ?

    • It will be up to the stadium operator to answer this and the SAG but I don’t it is as simple as not enough toilets. The challenge is where to segregate the away and home fans

  2. Ah the irony the ****houses may not get there full allocation due to lack of ****houses priceless 🙂

  3. There will be plenty of Chelsea in with the Westham I personally know of three Chelsea supporters who are doing this. I don’t think it’s going to be very pretty up there that night

    • When I tried to get tickets for another West Ham supporter who had a client id but whose Claret membership had lapsed it wouldn’t allow me too, so I guess these must be borrowing ST’s or Claret memberships ? Bit irresponsible either way as there presence could bring others into danger. I don’t think it will be pretty either but it should show us just how much atmosphere we can create in the place presuming the team turn up and lay it all on the line for us COYI !!!

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