London Stadium capacity increase remains at stalemate

Eaststand2West Ham still haven’t reached agreement with Stadium owners E20 Stadium LLP to increase the football capacity to 60,000 or 66,000.

ClaretandHugh understands no formal request has been made by operators London Stadium 185 to increase the London Stadium football capacity to 60,000 for this season.

Operators LS185 will need to make a formal request to Newham’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to increase capacity but have not done so to date.

The Safety Advisory Group is a large group made up of Newham Council, Met Police, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, St John Ambulance,  Westfield shopping centre, London Stadium 185, London Underground,  LLDC, West Ham United, SGSA, Expedient Security, Momentum, British Transport Police, E20 Stadium LLP, TFL and South Eastern.

A Freedom of Information response received by ClaretandHugh this week  from Stadium owners E20 Stadium says:

“Any future application for an increased capacity at the Stadium is dependent upon an ongoing assessment from a legal, health and safety, and commercial perspective. This has yet to be concluded.”


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

5 comments on “London Stadium capacity increase remains at stalemate

  1. The Safety Advisory Group……Momentum???

  2. Nothing more that important jobs worth’s with high viz vests and hard hats, its a wonder they they can breath seeing that they live wrapped up in a cotton wool world sealed in bubble wrap.

  3. I think the key phrase in there is “commercial perspective” they want more money which is fair enough if they have to outlay more for policing and facilities. If they want an athletics legacy at the Stadium it is doable but it would mean them rebuilding the bottom half of the stadium and possibly the roof which should have been retractable also for all weather capability, they could increase capacity for football get the fans closer to the pitch and have retractable seating/safe standing on wheels that could be rolled out of the stadium and stored elsewhere on the site.

    Whatever happens I hope the club comes to an agreement soon and we get an increase either by 3000 or more and I might get my elusive ST.

  4. Its not as if any extra work has to be carried out the seats are all sitting there behind me empty for every match just killing the atmosphere. Dont see why you would need extra stewards or police we are tripping over them now after starting last season with hardly any and then wondering why there was no order ! So we dont need to rebuild anything more than they do already or increase the roof. Surely someone must come to there senses over this one , more people means more revenue for everyone not just WHU, just shocks me how badly these companies are run – just make it happen and stop wasting time !

  5. So no news is included in this news article? Keep up the good work!

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