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London Stadium owners look to improve retractable seating

RetractableseatingOutgoing LLDC CEO David Goldstone has told the London Assembly that London Stadium seating is being looked at yet again in a bid to reduce ongoing costs.

Goldstone told the committee “Looking at the seating system that is installed, there is an engineering study going on, an exercise to say whether what is installed can be considerably more efficient, that’s made good progress. The other aspect of the seating is how we can configure it in a more efficient way for different kind of events so we are not including the full cost of the full seat moves. Just as an example of that, for last year’s athletics, many people won’t have noticed but we didn’t move the East stand, the three other stands were moved. The whole stand wasn’t moved which saved considerable cost “

In 2015 Primary seating contractor Alto Seating went into voluntary administration. In February 2017 Stadium owners E20 signed a five-year contract with PHD Modular Access Services Ltd of which Project 7 construction is part of their group. The current cost of moving seats is claimed to have hit an all-time high of £12m this summer.

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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

2 comments on “London Stadium owners look to improve retractable seating

  1. Just to put this out there before the crap hits the fan!………THIS ISN’T WEST HAM’S FAULT!… it’s not our Stadium and whatever it costs to improve it is down to the owners (whoever that is) …..if people are concerned about the costs, they should be asking the question why West Ham were not given the opportunity to purchase the Olympic Stadium!

  2. Do away with all the lower seating, reform the mid-section of the stadium build a gate whereby you can roll the new solution out of the stadium post season and in the next and increase the capacity to 90000 or 100000 by building 40000 or so safe standing seats, we all know what can be done, you will make up the revenue in food and drink sales as well as in ticket sales.

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