Head groundsman quits London Stadium

GregThe head groundsman of the London Stadium is quitting the London Stadium just after the first home game of West Ham’s season he has confirmed this evening.

Posting on social media Greg Bolton announced this evening: “Just to confirm, I will be leaving my role as Head Groundsman at London Stadium mid-September. Also, like to confirm it was 100% my decision.”

Greg spent twelve years at Reading FC after joining the grounds staff from school, he worked his way up to head groundsman before joining Fulham in 2014.  He was appointed Head Groundsman of the London Stadium in March last year and leaves after just 18 months in post.

The £1m Desso Grassmaster pitch has been covered up over for a run of three music concerts in June with many of the 80,000 strong capacity standing on it and heavy concert equipment built on top of it.

The pitch will soon be uncovered and converted to Athletics mode for the Anniversary Games, World Paralympic Games followed by the 2017 World Athletics Championships in August.

The pitch must be ready for football mode by 9th September for West Ham’s first home game against Huddersfield.



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 “Head groundsman quits London Stadium

  1. On what grounds?

  2. Apparently he was grassed up after being seen in some seedy bar that wasn’t on his usual turf – poor sod!!!

  3. He is leaving because he thinks the grass is greener on the other side

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