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London Stadium owners want to change grass to stage more music concerts

London Stadium owners say they want to install a new ‘Playmaker pitch’ at the London Stadium to let them stage more music concerts over next summer.

The London Stadium staged just one music concert this summer when Muse played tp 80,000 fans at the former Olympic Stadium due to four weekends of setup for baseball.

Next summer the public owners say they hope to stage four music concerts during the summer in addition to baseball but say they could stage up to six concerts if they are able to change the pitch to a fast-growing grass. The stadium is licensed to stage up to ten music concerts per annum.

Owners E20 Stadium signed a two-year contract with Major League Baseball but there is a concern that oppotunity costs have been lost with a lack of profitable music concerts.

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Any changes to the London Stadium grass or the pitch would need to be agreed by both the Premier League and West Ham United as there are strict contractual requirements for the playing surface.

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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

One comment on “London Stadium owners want to change grass to stage more music concerts

  1. No way!!!

    We need correct grass for football because Hammers are MAJOR Tenant not a casual user!

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