Hammers may sue as fans held to hostage


West Ham may go to court in a bid to avoid fans being held hostage on catering prices at the London Stadium.
The Stadium owners are ignoring a clause in their 2013 London Stadium concessionaire agreement which was inserted to avoid fans being charged excessive prices.

Hammers may sue as fans held to hostage

West Ham have tried everything in dialogue with LLDC without success but may now need to settle the dispute in the courts. The comparable club clause was inserted into the contract by West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady with the club now saying  they are just as frustrated as supporters.
West Ham’s London Stadium caterers have been ranked as supplying the most expensive pints and pies in the Premier League this season yet again.
The reported cheapest pint at the London Stadium will cost£6.30, the same as Arsenal’s Emirates also operated by Delaware North, while a pie will cost you a fiver.
This is another season where the LLDC are in breach of the comparable club clause not being enforced. The cheapest pint in London Stadium is £6.50 and a pie is in-fact £5.35!
Under the terms of West Ham’s 2013 Concessionaire agreement for the London Stadium, supporters should pay no more than comparable London Clubs for food and drink.
The comparable clubs are listed as Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs. In the case of a pint it should not be more than £5.70 currently £6.50 and a pie should cost no more than £4.43 currently £5.35 at the London Stadium.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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