Season ticket holders to double at the OS

goldWest Ham Joint Chairman David Gold appears to have officially confirmed the plan for the first time to double the number of season ticket holders at the Olympic Stadium next season.

West Ham are thought to have sold 26,000 season tickets this season which is the last at the Boleyn Ground, up  21,000 from last season.

After factoring  in the 3,000 maximum away allocation for visiting fans it means than less than 6,000 tickets are available for Academy members and general sale this season which explains why each and every match has sold out so far in the 35,000 capacity ground.

ClaretandHugh understands the board has a strategy to increase the season ticket OS1holders at the Olympic Stadium to at least 40,000 in the first season and Gold seems to have confirmed that plan by tweeting out: “Last Season WHUFC had 20,000 season ticket holders, next season in the Olympic stadium we will have over 40,000. dg” 

Driving this season ticket demand is the new plus two policy where the existing 26,000 season OS2ticket holders  called founders by the club can introduce up to two additional season ticket holders.

We have been told there has been a 20-25% take up of this offer with the £99 Under 16 tickets proving extremely popular. If, as Gold claims, the Hammers do sell 40,000 season tickets, it will leave less than 7,500 tickets for general sale at the Olympic Stadium after allowing for the 3,000 away allocation and 3,500 corporate seats.

From these 7,500 remaining tickets per match, West Ham could give up to 5,000 per match free of charge to Newham Council as part of it’s commitment to give up to 100,000 tickets away per season. Expect sell-out crowds next season at the Olympic Stadium to mirror that of this season.



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

2 comments on “Season ticket holders to double at the OS

  1. Delighted to hear this. Just goes to prove what a “big” club the Hammers are. Bit of a worry for a foreign Iron like myself in Ireland. I always try to get to a couple of games a season and usually have no bother booking a ticket online but that may well not be the case into the future. PS Any chance you’ll ever join the Euro the exchange rate is crucifying

  2. Sorry Deise I dont know anybody who wants to join the Euro.. maybe you can join the Pound ?? 🙂

    West ham have been sold out for several years now .. even with some of the tedious football on display.. With the new found excitement & happiness surrounding the club i expect to be sold out for many years to come.

    Its a great time to be a Hammer

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