Hammers request for OS capacity increase to 60K



West Ham co-chairman David Gold has confirmed that the club has asked to increase capacity from 54,000 to 60,000 to meet demand. The owner replying to a question on Twitter told his 134,000 followers:

“Yes, we have applied for permission to extend the capacity from 54000 to 60000 in an effort to meet demand. dg “

He then added “The rumours suggesting we are increasing the number of seats just for our critics, who said “you won’t fill the stadium” Are not true. dg”

When asked whether the taxpayer is paying for a possible increase to 60,000 DG quipped “The taxpayer will now own a vibrant profit making stadium instead of a loss making white elephant. Plus jobs jobs.dg”

As we reported last week, as many 25,000 supporters could currently miss out on a season ticket as demand outstrips supply. There are around 34,000 on the waiting list with as few as 9,000 season tickets remaining. An increase in capacity to 60,000 would mean another 6,000 season tickets could be sold.

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  • Del Boy says:

    Where the hell did you find that Blackburn fan from for the Q&A on Wetpants, Sean ha ha lol.
    You do realise you are going to send the humourless intelligent debate gang into a disgust overload.All funny bones removed at birth for most of them dribblers,lol

  • Billy the Hammer says:

    There are some fun guys on there who have the crack but yeah a few really catankerous old goats as well.Guess thats why they wear rubber pants 😉

  • West Ham exile says:

    Think most of them are related to Victor Meldrew.Miserable bunch of scrotums!

    • Frankie Mac says:

      They are the West Ham intellectuals didnt you know.All other sites are for the oiks.Intellectual debate only on there.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    If there are 25000 on the waiting list why not just increase it to its 66000 capacity

    • Because some seats will have particularly poor sightlines

      • Dainon says:

        But these will be the same seats for sale at rugby world cup matches and athletics – The same seats that were used during the Olympic games ??

        Maybe they should just price them to suit the view .. make them cheap enough and nobody will complain, must be better for everyone to the seats being used rather than have them empty

  • bubs says:

    Why not 70 K that would just about do it for now but in a couple of years it’s going to need to be 80 plus when Madrid and Barca come for European week days,
    If we are going to be the best in London lets get on with it,

  • whambam says:

    spud fans are boasting their 61,000 stadium will be the biggest in London ( notice that they have designed it to be 1,000 bigger than the arse), I’ve had a lot of pleasure telling a few of them that when it’s built we are going to increase ours from 62,000 to 85,000 depending on how many of their kids want to support us ⚒

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