Gold defends London Stadium

Gold3West Ham Joint Chairman David Gold has defended the London Stadium on social media. Earlier this week West Ham’s new home won the 2016 stadium of the year by a expert jury panel from world known architects and the award prompted one fan to ask the chairman whether he thought West Ham fans with happy with the new stadium

Gold replied: “I think the majority of fans are happy with the Stadium given the alternatives and if all goes to plan it will be the biggest in London. dg”

“Is the new stadium perfect. No. Is it a great stadium that we can call home and it feels like home that we can be proud of. Yes. dg”

“Having the biggest stadium in London and second in the PL is a meaningful and valid point and we should be proud of it. dg. I am”


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

4 comments on “Gold defends London Stadium

  1. Apologies, I posted this late on in another thread, but think it should be repeated here:

    From the outset I have to say I was on the fence about the move to the London Stadium. I was sad to leave Upton Park, having been going there for 40+ years, with wonderful memories, but equally it hadn’t been the same Upton Park for a number of years.

    So I didn’t feel particularly negative towards the London Stadium from the start and was willing to give it a try. I wanted it to be fantastic. I wanted to be proud of it. I wanted it to create an atmosphere that would make us proud to call it out home.

    However, after Monday night I’ve had enough. It’s soulless, sterile and utterly devoid of any atmosphere. When I stood to sing bubbles as the teams came out, I was look at by people in half and half scarves as if I was some kind of serial killer. In the section I was sitting, about 5 of us stood to sing. I sat squirming throughout the game as the Chelsea fans totally out sung and mocked us. “You sold your soul, for this **** hole”. “You’re not West Ham any more.” Sadly they are right.

    Call me a dinosaur. Or a Neanderthal. But I looked around and the old West Ham family I used to know and love just isn’t there any more. They may call themselves West Ham, but to use an old cliche, “they’re not my West Ham.”

    So unless anything changes radically, I won’t be returning. I doubt the club will care, and the new fans won’t be bothered. Some may suggest I’m being fickle by walking away…but this isn’t a knee-jerk decision. I no longer feel like I belong at my club anymore.

    I will continue going to away games, when I can, as that is a different and more enjoyable experience (on the whole.)

  2. What does it matter if it’s the largest in London? To Gold and Sullivan yes but the ordinary punter couldn’t care less!

    There was an interesting bit in the Charles Sale column in the Daily Mail this morning where he said that the firm employed to convert the Stadium from Athletics to Football mode was on the jury for this prize – makes it dubious to say the least!

  3. …. Stadium of the Year voted on by the people employed to do the conversion??
    Karen Brady voted Most Influential Woman in Football by ‘supporters’??

    What’s the matter with these people that they require their egos to be massaged with all this fake stuff – do they think we’re all idiots to be taken in by this nonsense?

  4. If thats the way you feel Ray then thats your own personal right.It doesnt make you a dinosaur.
    Michael if you were not looking for a downside to everything i would be in a state of total confusion LOL

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