Evening game likely for last game at the Boleyn

taraWest Ham has confirmed for the first time that given our FA Cup progress, an evening game will most likely be the last game at the Boleyn Ground and not the weekend game against Swansea City, although they did add that is not 100% confirmed as yet and still requires official confirmation from the Premier League.

Members of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB) were given an update this evening at the Boleyn Ground by the West Ham Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, Tara Warren.

A senior source close to SAB told ClaretandHugh this eveningĀ “As soon as it is confirmed we’ll confirm officially on our website.”

Tara was joined this evening by Academy Director Terry Westley who spoke about the progress of the West Ham Academy since he joined from Birmingham City. The news that the last competitive game to be played at the Boleyn Ground is likely to switch from Swansea City to Manchester United will come as little surprise to most.

Earlier today, Manchester United confirmed their away match on 23rd April against the Hammers would be moved because either West Ham or United will be now be guaranteed a place in the FA Cup semi-finals due to be played the same weekend as our league match.

ClaretandHugh understands that planning is already well underway to work out the logistics of switching the ‘Farewell to Boleyn party’ from a weekend to mid-week evening under the famous lights should it be confirmed.


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

5 comments on “Evening game likely for last game at the Boleyn

  1. That’s more like it,
    A great end to the season could even be for a Euro place,
    The old ground deserves nothing less,
    Even bigger boost for winning last week

  2. Yes !!!! Just what I had hoped , under the lights, couldn’t be better ! Its just perfect for everyone ! Except the jobsworths of course !!! It just feels right .

  3. Last game v Man Utd is far more fitting. Hope we thrash them! COYI

  4. Sadly my 9 year old son is going to be devastated. There is no way his mum will let me take him on a school night and he has been looking forward to giving the place a good send off and a party. He has only been a season ticket holder for 2 years but is gutted to be leaving the place.

    • That’s a shame for the lad. It’s a one-off life experience that will stay with him forever. Surely one late night and falling asleep at his desk the following day is worth that?!? Time to hammer down that foot my friend and demand she backs down. This is a right of passage for the young Iron.

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