Gates to move to the OS



West Ham have confirmed that the John Lyall Gates that currently adorn the entrance to the Boleyn Ground will be relocated to the new Stadium store in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The gates were originally constructed after West Ham used the £25,000 fee from the 1956 transfer of free-scoring winger Harry Hooper to buy the land that now makes up the main Boleyn Ground car park, with the new gates built at its entrance. In December 2009, the gates were renamed in honour of John Lyall, the Hammers’ legendary manager who had died three years previously at the age of 66.

The John Lyall Gates are set to be installed inside the dedicated Club Store at the south entrance to the new Stadium. The club have also confirmed they have plans in place to relocate the 1966 Champions Statue, the West Ham Pals Battalion Memorial Plaque, and the other commemorative bricks and plaques located outside the current ground.

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