The majority of the West Ham Olympic Stadium Priority List are likely to face disappointment next season as demand completely outstrips supply.
Over 20,000 Hammers fans have paid a £10 non refundable fee to join a priority waiting list but, with with 35,000 season tickets forecast to be sold by the end of December, it is believed as few as 5,000 season tickets will be available for the 20,000 plus strong list.
The club released a statement yesterday trying manage expectations by stating:
“The Club have pledged to do all they can to help as many Hammers fans as possible get a Season Ticket, but, as there are now several times as many fans on the Priority List as Season Tickets available, it is imperative that any supporter on the Priority List attends their Reservation Centre appointment when they are offered one next year.”
“Due to the unprecedented demand, the Club can confirm that in the event that any member of the Priority List does not get an appointment at the Reservation Centre for next season, they will be offered the chance to join the Priority List for Season Tickets for the 2017/18 season.”