No capacity increase request made so far

londonstadium6No formal request has been made by operators London Stadium 185 to increase the London Stadium football capacity to 60,000 for next season the operator has confirmed.

Operators LS185 will need to make a formal request to Newham’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to increase capacity but have not done so to date.

The Safety Advisory Group is a large group made up of Newham Council, Met Police, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, St John Ambulance,  Westfield shopping centre, London Stadium 185, London Underground,  LLDC, West Ham United, SGSA, Expedient Security, Momentum, British Transport Police, E20 Stadium LLP, TFL and South Eastern.

West Ham Vice Chairman Karren Brady penned in her football diary in the Sun last weekend: “AS THE season draws to a close, so does our first year at the London Stadium — and the good news is that West Ham have a further 98 years there. The stadium has been sold out for every match  and we intend to  raise the capacity to 60,000 next season

It remains to be seen whether a formal request will be lodged in the summer to allow an increase.



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 “No capacity increase request made so far

  1. I thought that the 60000 was part of the original contract ? Certainly there was planning permission for 60000

  2. The contract is silent on capacity but there is agreed planning permission for 60,000. This is about the SAG health and safety approval for a license from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority and a Safety Certificate issued by Newham for 60,000.

  3. Come on West Ham get the application in. I think there is a bit of vanity here. They like to say it’s full every week ie what if we get consent for 60,000 and we only sell 58,750? Who cares? I’d love for there to be a couple of thousand tickets on general sale on match day.

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