Lusitanos game could move to national stadium

UEFA LEagueUEFA regulations require a minimum of an UEFA Category 2 standard stadium for the first and second qualifying rounds of the Europa league.

An UEFA category 2 stadium requires a minimum of 1,500 capacity all seated together with 50 VIP seats, 10 VIP seats for the visiting teamย and a media area.

Lusitanos may need to move Andorra’s national stadium Estadi Nacionalย which is where the Andorran national teamย play.

The Estadi Nacional stadium holds an improved 3,306 capacity and has a 3G artificial turf approved by UEFA.



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

23 comments on “Lusitanos game could move to national stadium

  1. Is the away allocation 5%? About 163 seats if you minus the 50 vip?

  2. Don’t count your chickens … Andorra is a small country in the Spanish Mountain range of the Pirinese … They are a team of Part-timers with massive hearts and a huge will to win .
    The Stadium will be full and All of Andorra will want to be there …. The local atmosphere will be highly charged because it is very rare for them to play against an English , Premiership side … I am sure Bilic will be aware of this and make sure the Team understands what they are up against … Big clubs and minnows always throw up results that don’t reflect the difference in club stature …… I fully expect West Ham to win ,,, but just be careful is all I am saying .

    • Not for what we wish for Kev? Lol
      Only joking nice insight to Andorra and like you I think Slav will have them ready and we’ll win comfortably

  3. If we cant win this tie comfortably then we should pack up shop & all go home.The runnersup from the Andorrian League..? Another great night of european football under the lights of a jumping BG..

  4. We will absolutely hammer them over two legs.It will be a walk in the park.Lets be realistic here.There is nothing to fear.We could send p!ay a team full of dev players & still beat them twice.No one is going to put fear into me over this tie.Not even the hippos pessimistic words would have had me concerned about playing this bunch ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Oh behave yourself Sean.We will slaughter them over two legs,lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Blimey Sean,i think you still have remnants left of Hippos fearful mindset swirling around in your head.You need to be cleansed of these thoughts.Go to The Spanish Pyrenees,take in some mountain air & come back reformed ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. It’s UEFA bleeding every last penny out of european competion, why have they expanded the EL to such an extent that these tiny tin pot teams qualify.??

  8. I don’t think we’re tinpot Essex we’re going places……oh you mean the Andorran team that finished second in their UEFA recognised league

  9. As you say,its dough driven.Same as the Champions League only has a spattering of the teams that enter who are actually league champions when you get to the group phases ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I agree Rads it is all about money,can’t see how we can moan about any of our opponents though considering how we got in. I’m looking forward to it all,better to be playing this lot than another meaningless friendly.

      • Exactly Quick,i just see these games as competitive pre season matches.Well as ‘competitive’ as this opposition can be.Good experience for the youngsters to get involved in it as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Couldn’t agree more and treated correctly it could lead to some tasty ties later on,someone from Liechtenstein maybe lol

  10. I fancy a trip to The Faroe Islands!!Love to see the pyramids!!

  11. Yes they play in a UEFA recognised league. I just think that the standard of these leagues is so low that it dilutes the competion.

    • Not like a place for fair play then. I can’t see the issue all the European countries are entitled to partake regardless of the standard but the seeding system means the lower standard teams and backdoor entries start earlier,no different from the FA or league cup really.

  12. I think that being given a european place for fair play is madness, the fact that it is West Ham who were given the place doesn’t make it right. Any team who finish 12th in the league dont really deserve a place in europe. I love that we have european football for our final year at BG as much as everyone else. I would have sooner won our place for being successful & not because we played fair. In fact we didnt even finish top there, Lpool did but had already finished high enough to quailfy through the league.
    Still… COYI lets win the EL & leave the BG on a great high ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haha Essex on those notes we’re definitely in agreement COYI

    • Splitting hairs I know Essex, but we did actually finish top of the Fair Play League with 8.30 points. Liverpool were second with 8.23. So that makes it all right ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. I just feel sorry for the european fans who are now going to miss out on Hippos tactical masterclasses.They could have learnt alot ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I think if you kick a ball high and long in Andorra it goes into space lol but you’re right the fans would’ve loved it but when the rest of Europe heard the hippo had gone they wanted to rename it PHEWEFA lol

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