London Stadium transformation underway

SeatingWork is now underway to convert the London Stadium back to football mode following the completion of 2017 IAAF World Championships on Sunday.

Stadium owners E20 Stadium LLP are contractually obliged under the contract with West Ham to return the stadium to football mode by August 25.

In a Freedom of Information response, E20 Stadium say: “All four of the stadium’s stands are scheduled to be in their football positions by the 25 August. The stadium will be ready for West Ham’s first home match on 11 September 2017. Given that the stadium will be in football mode prior to West Ham’s first home match, no breach is anticipated.”

London Stadium owners have installed new LED advertising boards between the lower and upper tiers as well selling branding space on the concrete spaces either side of the giant screens to an as unnamed med sponsor in an attempt to generate more advertising revenue. Supporters flags will need to be relocated within the stadium.


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

9 comments on “London Stadium transformation underway

  1. SO the stadium operators can install new screens for advertising but cannot supply a decent bar to serve draught bitter, Guinness etc or shelves on the ground floor to put your drinks or meal

  2. Yeah its a real nightmare Claret.Le Stadium London Bistro just aint up to scratch 😊

  3. What about the special bins for chewing gum? I am so fed up using the normal ones 😉 don’t even get me started on the colour of napkins, bang out of order. More broken promises by sugo & brady ‘westhamification’ don’t make me laugh 😂😂

  4. I would also give the players byfocals to help with the spacial awareness , also I would like a wee tube installed on my seat so I don’t risk a cardiac arrest when I go to the karzi 😉
    Or install a personal lift with its own bar even better 😂

  5. Switching from Athletic mode to Football – another £8-10 million down the pan – it’s beyond balmy it’s crazy!

  6. Does anybody know the next time the LS is scheduled for Mode change ? .
    Needs to be dedicated to Football ( rugby is ok ) because Athletics is having a depremental effect on our season , both as a Club and a Team , not to mention the Fans . Move Athletics out and shift it to a Stadium that doesn’t need conversion .
    The Claret pitch surround is a good idea . It cuts out the idea we are playing on a 1/2 square mile park . Should improve visual awareness . All we need now is the physical bit and a touch of noses to the Grind Wheel .

  7. Next May after the football season end it will transform again. It will first move from football mode to concert mode for the start of June then from music mode to athletics mode on the last Friday in June. It must be returned to football mode by 31st July next year.

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