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London Stadium Update

green4Following successful two opening games against Domzale and Juventus, the London Stadium faces a number of finishing touches before the first Premier League home game against Bournemouth on Sunday 21st August.

As we revealed earlier work has already started  by Fabric Architecture to install fabric sails to hide the back of lower tier retractable seating from supporters view. The Claret and Blue sails will hide the scaffolding as well as adding a safety feature to stop anyone falling over the gap after one too many beers.

Scaffolding1The light green temporary plastic sheeting over the running track will be replaced. Karren Brady has already confirmed this will be replaced by a much darker and safer Astro turf covering the area between the lower tiers and the pithc by the Bournemouth game. It will designed to match in with the grass pitch.

The Black seats in the new Sir Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore stands will be opened up for the first time. These 6,000 seats were closed for the first two matches because the safety certificate restricted football capacity to 54,000 but this restriction should be lifted this week when New Newham re-issue the certificate for 60,000. The remaining 6,000 seats screened off in blackseats4Claret will remain un-used this season but could potentially be used in the future despite being outside category 4 stadium guidelines for sight lines.

Work will continue to install the remaining fabric panels on the wrap around the outside of the stadium. Photos of players will remain under the illuminated West Ham United sign until the 83m HD screen is ready in October.  Free Stadium WIFI will also need to wait until October.

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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

16 comments on “London Stadium Update

  1. It already looks amazing but as they make good on these various items it is just going to look better & better.The Crusties still wont like it though 😛

  2. Did the site runners of here & whtid send each other a bunch of flowers today,i hope so

    • I hope so buddy,we don’t need bad blood between sites who support the same team.
      I do see why Hugh Southon was peeved though.The comment he objected to was in the survey I think not in the article.A reference to here,Kumb & polluted with ads.It could have been worded far better.Q10 I believe in the survey.

  3. It’s also one in the eye for all those jealous Tottenham fans (and those of other clubs) who were so confident that West Ham would never fill 54,000 seats, let alone 60,000 (and possibly more). There’s a few football pundits (several ex-players) who are very surprised at the advances West Ham are making. The vitriolic sarcasm from radio presenters such as Danny Kelly – a Spurs fan, surprise, surprise – and Steve Bunce – an Orient follower – just make me smile for longer

  4. i don’t get it, the stadium inside is a mish mash, looking from upstairs down past those gaps at the back of the seating moved forward is rubbish and if at any other ground would be laughed at.
    The view from the lower is good, and better from the back of the lower but once your upstairs,(apart from the east), it is poor.

  5. There will be an article on here in 2030 about the OS & you will still have Nigel coming on pointing out the imperfections.What a crusty lol

    • i will keep the fight going to the end,
      Power to the people, ;0)

      • Lol ok good luck with it Wolfie 🙂

      • I feel sorry for you mate, I truly do, try and remember what it was like when you were younger and see it again through a childs eyes…. my boy loved it and thought it was a “million times better”.

    • Least not forget, when there was 12,000 including 2,000 away supporters, watching west ham it was us old crusties keeping the club alive !

      • i remember one game in some crappy cup in the 80s during the europe ban, i walked onto the chicken run and couldn’t believe how empty it was, only went on there that night to sample it as i was normally on the north bank. I reckon about 5,000 there that night, could be wrong but it was a ghost town.
        Even at the start of 85/86 some of those attendances were around the 15,000 mark

      • Yeah & I was there also Dave,it still doesn’t stop us having a bit of light hearted banter with Nigel does it.In case you missed his article it was him who mentioned the moaning crusties after someone said it on here messing about.I can also remember going to many matches with dire attendances.There is a mythical belief we have always had near full crowds at Upton Park.Its far from the truth,us oldies,crusties know it from experience.I remember going to a Simod Cup match against WBA in 88 or 89 & the crowd was about 5,000

        • thats it, WBA simon cup, thats the game i was talking about, i think id seen more at a reserve game once

          • 1. 02/09/92: Bristol Rovers – 4,809 (Anglo Italian Cup)
            2. 29/11/89: Plymouth Argyle – 5,409 (Full Members Cup)
            3. 24/11/92: Reggiana – 6,872 (Anglo Italian Cup)
            4. 23/09/92: Crewe Alexandra – 6,981 (League Cup)
            5. 16/12/92: Pisa – 7,123 (Anglo Italian Cup)
            6. 28/07/99: Heerenveen – 7,485 (Intertoto Cup)
            7. 22/10/91: Cambridge United – 7,812 (Full Members Cup)
            8. 26/11/91: Brighton & Hove Albion – 8,146 (Full Members Cup)
            9. 28/08/08: Macclesfield Town – 10,055 (Carling Cup)
            10. 17/07/99: FC Jokerit – 11,098 (Intertoto Cup)

            Read more at http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=123532#I8DPZu5YLCvH2Sym.99

            I was at that Plymouth game,bl**dy freezing it was too.

  6. I would love to see the space between sideline and lower tier which is quite wide covered by claret and blue astroturf perhaps with the club crest on it. Think it would look awesome and would visually minimise that space. Do we as a club have the freedom to do such alterations or is permission needed from our landlord???

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