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Season ticket refunds could cost Hammers over £6m

With Premier League games increasingly likely to be played behind close doors the question of season ticket holders being refunded or compensated is being asked by some.

On average West Ham receive £23.5m of season tickets income each year at the London Stadium making each of the 19 home games worth £1,236,842 if split equally.

As there are five home games remaining at the London Stadium this season that could total £6,184,210 in refunds.

It is more likely that the club would pro-rata the refunds with just one game a Category A against Chelsea and the rest all Category B games against Wolves, Burnley, Aston Villa and  Watford.  This could reduce the refund calculation to around the £5m mark.

With the club seriously struggling for cash flow presently the season ticket refund could be offered as a future discount on season tickets purchases possibly over two seasons to reduce the financial impact on the club coffers.

Claret and Hugh understand no final decision has been taken by the club at present until it is known whether games will be played behind closed doors or not.

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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