Irons Europa Cup clash goes to National Stadium


Malta NationalWest Ham are heading into an 18,000 seater stadium when they travel to Malta for the second leg of the second round of the Europa Cup.

Their Maltese hosts – Birkirkara FC – have switched the game from their own 2,500 capacity stadium to  the National Stadium.

The news has been announced on the club’s official website at and the game will kick off at 8.45pm.

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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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  • Radai Lama says:

    Should be loads of tickets available for a good Maltese p*ss up then.Sun,sea,beer,figa & The Irons.Great combination 😉

  • essexclarets says:

    Maybe being in a bigger stadium a live feed could be set up… 😀

  • bubs says:

    Liked there old stadium from yesterday Hugh,
    You know the Seattle cracker
    Yes Rad could be brilliant unfortunately I can’t make it,
    So all of you that go have a brilliant day or 2
    2 old school posters rads and Essex totally positive

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