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Empty London Stadium could need 500 staff

West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady claims the London Stadium could still require up to 500 staff to open behind closed doors.

The claim was made during the Baroness’ Sun column in which she said “Everyone at the stadium – and even behind closed doors this is about 300-500 people – including security, staff, medical officers, players, referees and media, will have to have temperature checks, fill out health questionnaires and observe social distancing”

The former Olympic Stadium is so large the structure needs a large number of facilities management and maintenance staff, add to that groundsmen and security.

The players, medical and backroom staff could easily reach one hundred for both teams and media both TV and print would account for large numbers of people also with all games televised live.

Whether the West Ham owners and/or Brady herself would be allowed to watch in person is unknown but the Government is likely to give specific guidance limiting the number of people in a sports setting while still encouraging social distancing amongst non-playing staff.


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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

One comment on “Empty London Stadium could need 500 staff

  1. She’s probably right , certainly in a position to know more about it than your average fan .
    In fact I think she’s been right from day one . The statistics are now proving her so .
    Can’t see how players would keep a social distance of two metre’s , that would be impossible and therefore render the game impossible to play . No player should be asked to take the risk of taking the decease home to their families .
    Better to declare the season Null & Void now instead of speculating on its outcome .
    I wish the Government would introduce measures to call the season to a halt . That’s how strongly I feel about it ; of course I don’t expect everyone to agree but I’m sure there are those that do .

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