Claret pitch surround faces delay

Hopes the new mostly Claret pitch surround would be laid in time for the Everton game has been dashed as the carpet has yet to be delivered despite being ordered in January. It had previously been hoped that the new pitch surround would be installed at the London Stadium in the International break after this weekend’s rugby match ready for the 30th March game but that will no longer be the case.

The carpet is expected to land in the U.K soon and the new target game is understood to be the West Ham v Leicester City game on 20th April although there are no guarantees that that date can be met either.

In February West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady said the Claret Pitch Surround had been ordered in January and will be installed later in the season with a firm date to be confirmed and will be composed of 4G artificial turf.

West Ham is understood to have paid in excess of £300,000 towards the new surround although the responsibility for installation, maintenance, removal and storage over the summer is that of stadium owners E20 Stadium.

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

2 comments on “Claret pitch surround faces delay

  1. Are there no British firms making this stuff? Just as well KB got the order in before Britex!!

  2. Why don’t they just leave the running track uncovered? Claret coloured isn’t it?

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