London Stadium Seating relocation revealed

SeatingLondon Stadium seating contractors Project 7 construction have published a video to show how the lower tier seats move from football mode to music concert mode.

The video shows seven rows of seats removed from the East stand before the West stand is pushed back section by section on air skates. The north and south lower stands are lifted and moved in modules by

The north and south lower stands are lifted and moved in modules by crane with the video proudly claiming 500 unique crane lift movements are required for the operation.

Possibly the most shocking fact of the whole video is the boast that it takes 32,000 man hours to achieve the full move.

On 1st 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. Seating transition costs were previously said to £8m per year for football to music concert mode, music concert mode to athletics mode then Athletics mode to football mode.

Costs of the new contract have not been revealed but the quoted 32,000 hours at London Living Wage of £9.75 per hour would cost £312,000 per move so manpower would cost close to a million without the cost crane hire and associated costs factored in.


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

7 comments on “London Stadium Seating relocation revealed

  1. Retractable.

  2. A separate money clock running along side each piece going in would be great to show the tax payers how their dosh is spent.
    Leading to spuds fanbase moaning and the press. Which will then see us getting the ground for NOTHING!

  3. Nothing to do with this but a pretty good read,grammar is ok for David as well 😁


    • “It’s difficult to gauge the mood amongst fans accurately at this stage. With no home game until bank holiday weekend and social media historically providing only the extreme points of view in response to Sunday’s performance, it’s entirely possible that the faith among the many remains strong and resolute for the forthcoming season. I sincerely hope so. It seems there will always be naysayers who will jump on the first opportunity they get to dismiss the efforts of every professional person connected with West Ham United”

      Lmao he isnt wrong there is he Lama..

  4. Amazing they produced a video for this. You would think everyone associated with the seating debacle would be too embarrassed to demonstrate what an almighty cock up the whole system is.

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