OS retractible seating to be used for rugby

os5The Olympic Stadium’s brand new retractable seating will be used in the Rugby World Cup this September it was confirmed yesterday.

London Legacy Chief executive David Goldstone told the Newham Recorder:

“We’ll pull forward the retractable seats at the end of August for the stadium’s first ever rugby match, when the legendary Barbarians play Samoa. The stadium then hosts five Rugby World Cup matches followed by international Rugby League when England take on New Zealand. Finally, the world’s greatest motor-sports drivers will assemble for the Race of Champions. After all this, the stadium will close as we finish our transformation works, reopening fully in 2016, when West Ham move into their new home”

For those of you who would like to be the first to test out the new retractable seating, Groupon are selling disconnected tickets for the Barbarians v Samoa rugby match at £23 for adults and £10 for kids




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

3 comments on “OS retractible seating to be used for rugby

  1. Does that mean the retractable seating is already there? End of Augustis only 6 weeks away. Going to be hard pushed to get that in place….

  2. I can’t see this being true. The infrastructure changes haven’t been made to the stadium for the retractable seating

  3. Retractable seating was installed over the last few months and is already in place. Construction must stop this weekend as the first event, the Morrison Great Newham run is this Sunday.

    Any remaining alterations can not be made until November.

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