Juventus match restricted to 54,000

osDemand for Juventus friendly match on Sunday 7th August continues to grow with the club confident that they will sell out all 54,000 tickets by the end of this week.

A source close to the ticket office told ClaretandHugh at lunch time “We expect a sell out most likely by the end of the week. It has been incredible sales figures”

The pre season friendly against Werder Bremen on 2nd August last year managed just 9,919 supporters despite being start of the final season at the Boleyn Ground.

When ClaretandHugh checked the ticket premium rate hotline at 12 noon there were 11 people in the queue with an average wait time of 24 minutes.

The Juventus sell out will be limited to 54,000 seats rather than the increased 60,000 capacity of the converted stadium.

Our source told us “At present the stadium is part of the initial test stage which is set to 54,000 for safety certificate reasons, therefore it allows a preview in advance of the first 60,000 game a week later “


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

6 comments on “Juventus match restricted to 54,000

  1. If this is the case we were only able to purchase our season tickets after they took the capacity up to 60,000 & we’ve purchased those tickets for the Juventus game! Confused!!

  2. so the home Europa game will be 54k as well then ?

  3. yes the Europa game will almost definitely be 54,000 but I will be surprised if we sell that out playing Vauxhall Viva FC from kurdistan

  4. Adie64, yes I believe that band 5 season ticket holders could buy their own seats in the season ticket priority window but when it went on sale to members and general public only the 54,000 config was available.

    I guess they will have to halt sales when they reach 54,000 because of the safety certificate issue. Sounds like they are cutting it fine getting a new 60,000 safety certificate between 8th and 13th August

    • Thanks for your reply Sean, that makes sense. I think you’re right about the time scale for the safety certificate, definitely going to be close!

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