Irons fan verdict on virtual and actual OS view

West Ham season ticket holder Jack Miles went to the Olympic Stadium last night to check out how his virtual view shown to him by sales staff  at the West Ham reservation centre compared to his real view from the same seat.

Jack purchased his identical 2016/2107 season ticket seat for the Rugby World Cup match last night between South Africa and USA. The South African’s demolished USA 64-0 in front of a maximum 54,658 sellout crowd.

Jack messaged ClaretandHugh after the game with these images below saying “last night at the game.. My seat compared to the computer image”  

He added “If I’m honest I was worried if they’d make it look better on the computer than it really was but I think the view is actually better when you’re there. It was superb over there! Really excited for next season!”  Jack’s season ticket is Band 2 Block 233 row 51

Jack’s testimony may help give fans the faith to believe in the club’s virtual software will give supporters faith that the virtual software used by West Ham at Olympic Stadium season ticket appointments is accurate and true to it’s claim.

Those of you who have, or may, follow Jack’s example let us know your opinion.



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

3 comments on “Irons fan verdict on virtual and actual OS view

  1. Its very close to the real image. Thats a relief to me because I thought it might be slightly gerrymandered to look more impressive than it actually was.

  2. i have been a few times to the OS and checked out my seat, the view shown is of the east stand and as you can see the west stand has had the retractable seating gaps closed in, there are still big gaps in the east stand from where the retractable seating ends and the permanent seats start, when this is finished off like the west stand the seat numbers will be approx 10 rows nearer the pitch, so if you have seen your seat just remember it will be 10 rows closer. hope that makes sense.

  3. I was HIGHLY suspicious that it was always impossible to find out distance from the pitch to various parts of the ground, and basically wondered if I would bother with the new stadium. I went to the Barbarians v Samoa match and was MASSIVELY gratified that my fears were basically unfounded: you can see various of my videos athttps://youtu.be/7c-_ex262EM I ask some guys at the back for their opinions. Gave me great confidence for my reservation appointment. The videos are not quite as good as real life, so in my opinion they undercook it, but not by much. At the Boleyn, I am at the front of the West Stand level with the Trevor Brooking goal. Fantastic elevation and only 100 foot from the pitch. Brilliant seats.
    I have now got my seats at the new stadium: Front of the upper bowl, level with the goal in the East stand. Fair play to the reservation centre; they made sure I really did get the equivalent. It will not be as high and will be further away. BUT it is far FAR better than I had dared to hope for. So I am highly relieved and happy that the small loss in quality of view is far more than compensate by the fantastic facilities and amazing stadium etc AND that West Ham can genuinely step up a level. Start being regular Europe contenders and no longer be a YOYO club. It really IS the way forward. Once all the season ticket holders seats have been allocated, there are a further 20,000 on the waiting list. If you are a season ticket holder I suggest you don’t pass it up, because someone else will gobble it up. Don’t say you weren’t warned! Happy days; Fortune’s NOT always hiding! Looking good! COYI!

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