Let’s fill those empty London Stadium seats

EmptysThe next two home games have already sold out meaning that season ticket holders who can’t make the Swansea or Everton games can relist their seats on Ticket exchange now or share them using Ticket Forwarding 10 days before kick off.

Thousands of seats remain empty each league game depriving thousands of Hammers the chance to watch their club.

Both games are category B  and you will get 90% of your season ticket face value back for either game you can’t make. The remaining 10% goes to Ticket Master for admin to fund the scheme as a transaction fee. Below are the amounts you would get back as Club Cash. Any profits the club make reselling your ticket at general admission price goes back to the transfer budget.

Category B Adult U21/O65 U16 Disabled Adult Disabled Concession
1966 Seats £47.90 £47.90 £47.90 £47.90 £47.90
Band 1 £37.99 £13.28 £2.98 £13.28 £6.79
Band 2 £33.36 £11.57 £2.93 £11.57 £6.08
Band 3 £24.48 £8.43 £2.85 £8.43 £5.34
Band 4 £20.39 £7.03 £2.85 £7.03 £4.78
Band 5 £10.91 £3.71 £2.61 £3.71 £3.71

empty-seatsFull details of the functionality and how to use it can be found at http://www.whufc.com/ticketexchange

Also now available is the new Ticket Forwarding which allows you to forward your season ticket on to friends, family or strangers free of charge or even donate it to Charity to allow those less fortunate to enjoy a West Ham in your seat. The receiving supporter just pays a £1.25 booking fee to print off the ticket at home.

Full instructions on how to forward your ticket to someone else can be found at http://www.whufc.com/tickets/ticketforwarding

Both Chelsea and Leicester City visiting supporters have sung about our empty seats despite each game being a sellout with every single ticket sold. Let’s not give Swansea on 8th April and Everton on 22nd April the opportunity to do the same.

This is not down the club, the board, the manager or the players, this is down to the season ticket holders to make it happen, it is our own control to fill every season ticket seat at the London Stadium and we have only got ourselves to blame if we don’t!

Ticket exchange g is already open and available for the Swansea and Everton home games. Ticket Forwarding is activated 10 days before each match.


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

14 comments on “Let’s fill those empty London Stadium seats

  1. SORRY this is down to the club…. When they offered tickets to friends and family !! and no limit..Tickets were bought by gooners and other fans who,s family are Irons..
    I personally know of One family with 2 supporters who’s 3 brothers (gooners) bought tickets.
    I had to wait for 1 of the last 6000 even though id been on the list.

  2. I still don’t understand why rival supporters would spend £289 or more to buy a West Ham season ticket and not go. It doesn’t make sense. Even if it is true it can only account for a few hundred at best.

    Let’s take Arsenal fans for example. Would they really pay £289 for a season to sit in the gods with home supporters to watch their team once a year? A corporate package for that game would be cheaper. Why would they want to watch other West Ham games? Let’s be honest would anyone of buy a season ticket at the Emirates even if it was £99? I wouldn’t !

    I don’t buy this theory that thousands of non West Ham bought season tickets

    • Dont buy it because in the main its total bull****.
      Im not saying Fire is bull****ting at all but how easy is it for anyone to come on to a blog and say for example…
      I know 9 spuds who have our season tickets….no one can disprove it.Most of these comments are just throw away bull**** imho from fans who aint got a clue but want to have a go.

    • 100% agree. There is an Arsenal fan in front of us who attends every week because he just wants to watch football, lives nearby and cannot get a season ticket at Arsenal. However, they must be very few in number.

      • And to be fair if he comes every week he is showing commitment as West Ham as his second team. You might find these type of fans catch the bug and dump their other team they never see. I still think they are relatively small in numbers though

  3. Well the club website may say ticket forwarding is available. Having been onto the ticketing site this morning I can confirm it isn’t! I can sell my Everton ticket but cannot forward it to someone else. This isn’t helpful if the club are really trying to get those empty spaces filled.
    My friend and I try and make sure our STs are used for every game. So far we have done this except for the recent Chelsea game where we were both away. Put the tickets up for sale but were told the day of the game they couldn’t be for security reasons. I’m not clear what these were. But none of this augurs well for the success of these schemes.

  4. The T&C’s for the ticket forwarding says Please note that this service will be available from ten days before each home game. It will open for Swansea next Wednesday and on 12th April for the Everton game

  5. I’m a season ticket holder in the1966 seats. Both home games against City (the cup and league) I noticed around 10 ‘attendees’ I had never seen before taking photos on the City players warming up. Not sure if these were free tickets to the local community, but not a nice feeling, especially when getting beat!
    I do confess to being in with home supporters at away games and keeping quiet!

  6. I’m afraid the the club do share responsibility here. Their sales teams actively encouraged supporters to buy the cheap £99 kids tickets. Loads of people did. I bought an extra one for my nephew with a view that it could be upgraded to adult for any of my friends and family when needed. On a £2.85 refund I can see why many don’t bother selling their spares. I do now that the dreadful website allows it for the very reason you are writing about. However, the kids ticket price was a great for genuine fans kids but was completely miss sold in a desperate attempt to sell out the place.

  7. I’m also not sure how they undo it either. For a ton, many may welll renew them and not use them much.

  8. Last thing: I’ve sold a ticket for the last three home games but the seat was never occupied. So who ate they being sold to?!

    • funny you should say this as I have sold my neighbours seats number of times this season as she has been unwell. The majority of the time they haven’t turned up so I assumed they sat or stood elsewhere

  9. I sit in the 1966 seats with my wife and the row where we are has been for most of the season been less than half full. I think the reason behind this is beacuase some if not all of the seats are being used as corporate seating. The reason I say this is because two independent people I know have told me that their respective companies have seats in that stand which they either use for clients or staff who want to to go to the game but never do which is a travesty for the fans who want season tickets and are unable to get them.

    • Yes i was going to mention that the seats could well be corporate used as well in the 66 section.But as i have no factual evidence of my own i didnt want to be wrong…
      Not that many seem to need factual evidence to still state facts amongst our fans lmao

Comments are closed.