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No delay on Olympic Stadium conversion

osDespite rumours on social media and West Ham chat forums, there will be no delay in finishing the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Premier League season.

Supporters attending the final days of the Farewell Boleyn tour were incorrectly told of possible delays of up to 11 weeks.

It was added that the Premier League would be asked to look at the possibility of playing our first four league games away from home if the stadium was not finished. Both rumours are untrue.

ClaretandHugh understands that although building work stopped for seven days to host the AC/DC concert, the stadium is on schedule to host the Great Newham Run followed by the athletics Anniversary Games at the end of July.

Once the athletics finishes on Sunday 24th July the final conversion to football mode can begin which should take a maximum of ten days.

Worst case scenario is the retractable seating is completed on Wednesday 3rd August ready for a Europa League third round match on Thursday 4th August. Should West Ham draw a Europa League home tie on Thursday 28th July they will simply ask UEFA to swap their home and away legs around.

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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

One comment on “No delay on Olympic Stadium conversion

  1. Do you think UEFA will let us reverse the fixture that easy ?
    I do hope so

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