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Mark Noble is no London Stadium ITK

Mark Noble may be a great captain who inspired the Hammers to the 1-0 win over Spurs at the weekend but he is not in the know when it comes to London Stadium improvements.

On Friday in his London Standard column, he said “The new claret-and-blue pitch surround made a big difference and was even better than I thought it would be. There is still more to do and the plan is to bring some seats closer to the pitch next season”

As we revealed at the end of March the plan to move supporters closer to the pitch at the London Stadium will have to wait for now and we can confirm nothing has changed since then.

There is zero chance that Sir Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore stands will be reconfigured this summer in time for next season.

In February West Ham and London Stadium 185 released a joint statement saying they were exploring some changes which they claim will improve the seating and experience of supporters in Sir Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore Stands by bringing fans closer to the action.

They revealed that the concept, which had initially been presented to a meeting of West Ham United’s Official Supporters’ Board, will bring the vast majority of fans in the lower tiers of both stands closer to the pitch, many by more than four metres, with the stand being squared-off in line and a more traditional football stadium configuration behind the goals.

Claret and Hugh understand the plans and visuals by stadium owners E20 remain very much a concept and no firm architectural plans have created and no contracts have been awarded to date. The earliest we could see the reconfigured stands is the Summer of 202o meaning that it could be August 2020 before the stands could actually be used.

However,  even that is subject to a business case by the stadium owners approved by the London Mayor and sign off by West Ham assuming it achieves the objectives stated in the joint press release in February.

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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

4 comments on “Mark Noble is no London Stadium ITK

  1. Leave Our Captain alone! he must have been briefed or someone at the club told him about possible changes! or is it a case of typical at Our Club, the left do not know what the right is doing? LOL! which would be nothing new.

  2. Get some chairmen who will buy the stadium, replace the roof for a retractable one remove all the lower seating and replace it so we are nearer the pitch 😃

  3. In 5-10 years, WHUFC will
    have bought the stadium and
    it will be our own at last. With
    Some well thought out changes
    And world class design, it
    Really will be our proper home.
    Sure that is the owners long
    Term plan.

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