World Cup may cause Irons stadium switch

olympic-stadium-and-west-ham-badge-pic-pa-391417952The FIFA task force looking into dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended the tournament to be staged in November and December 2022, the head of the Asian Football Confederation has confirmed today, while unconfirmed reports have suggested that the final will be held the day before Christmas Eve.

If ratified by the FIFA executive committee in March this would inevitably lead to an extension of the Premier League season into June 2022. This potentially pushes the football season into the athletics season.

West Ham are technically the Winter anchor stadium concessionaires on a 99 year lease with UK Athletics holding the Summer anchor tenancy for 50 years.

New Olympic Stadium operator Vinci would need to sort out any dispute with it’s  concessionaires and tenants but there remains a possibility of re-scheduling or playing some games in another stadium should no compromise be found.



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 “World Cup may cause Irons stadium switch

  1. At least everyone calls ng for a winter break will now get it,as for the stadium problem the FA will have time to schedule us to play all away games at the end of the season,
    What’s it going too effect 4 games max,

  2. We can play at wherever Tottenham have their new stadium 😉

    Might as well let them see some decent Football for once !!!

    If not Wembley will do for a few games, might be the only time we play there if SA is still in charge.

  3. Couldnt we just play there but with the seats in athletics mode, ok we would be further away from the pitch but it would be far simpler than organizing a new stadium.

    Im sure we could play monday nights or mid week to avoid the chaps who want to do the running and jumping

  4. “The chaps who want to do the running and jumping” That’s funny, you forgot throwing though.

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