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London Stadium: First view from behind the goal


This photo taken this afternoon from behind the goal in football shows the view and distance from row six in the lower tier. The orange running track surface will soon be covered over by Astro turf to make it much more visually appealing to the eye before supporters take to their seats on Thursday evening.

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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

12 comments on “London Stadium: First view from behind the goal

  1. The view of the pitch looks better than I expected. I don’t think the distance is too bad. But the stadium just doesn’t look like a football stadium.

    I understand why we had to move. If we hadn’t have taken the stadium, maybe spuds would have, and we just couldn’t have them in East London. In the end, I think we had to take the stadium to make sure no other football team took it. People think we got this massive gift. But I don’t think we had a choice, once it was put up for bid.

    Sometimes I just wish they’d held the Olympics in South London, instead.

    Oh well, let’s hope that 50,000 irons singing bubbles will make it feel like home!

    • That’s because its not a football stadium, it was soppy Seb who signed off on a stadium he thought he could fill with 60000 to watch athletics 5 or 6 times a year.

    • Goalposts: Check
      Football Pitch: Check
      Seats: Check.

      looks like a football stadium to me.

    • I might be wrong Irons but I think the bit of track will be covered with an astroturf filler to make it look more green before we play there.

  2. I can’t wait to jump on my pew Thursday amongst 50,000 other Irons.Football stadium,Athletics stadium,call it what you want it aint going to spoil my season.

  3. I admit honestly I was totally,totally against leaving The Boleyn but now,well feck it we have moved so I will make the most of it.Im actually quite excited.Whats the point in trying to find negatives,feck it,it seems aimless to me.Im really looking forward to Thursday,which I didnt think I would at the end of last season.I did go to the Olympics a couple of times so have been there before but now the irons colours are in there I’m excited 😀

  4. Got my tickets for Thursday and am buzzing. I was firmly against leaving and loved the Boleyn but that’s over now, no changing that fact.

    Because of that, I will make the Olympic park my new home just like every other fan should.

    • Same here LJ.Im up for it now.I guess that makes me an anti-leaving traitor haha feck it it’s time to move on now,its all done & dusted,the floodlights have gone out at The Boleyn,i can’t sit sulking forever 😀

  5. Of course it won’t be as close to the pitch as the Boleyn but it’s not that bad at all….I’m looking forward to a big crowd being there so we can hopefully get a feel for what the atmosphere will be like during the season….what I will say though is as much as the players have a responsibility to turn around last week’s performance, we all need to do our bit too…let’s all be as noisy as possible and put the frighteners on the oppo

  6. Yeah lets scare the crap out of the Slovies.Having said that I wont be because im off on holiday tomorrow,bloody wife booked it.But I’m sure I can leave it in your capable hands & voice boxes lol

  7. Thats the spirit gents.Lets rip our lungs out for the boys.I freely admit I’m ****ing sick to death of fans moaning about the OS move.Its like a long playing record from some of them & the worse ones are the ones who have never even ****ing been there so have nothing to base a first-hand experience type argument on.All this need binoculars crap.I went for the France Romania rugby match & the view was really good.

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