Over 31,000 West Ham season ticket holders have yet to renew at the London Stadium with just 35 days to go until the deadline.
West Ham claimed an 18% renewal rate on the first day of the renewal period in March and Claret and Hugh have been told that since then it has further increased to 40% renewal rate which accounts for over 20,800 of the 52,000 holders.
Current season ticket holders have until 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017 to renew their seats at which point their seat will be offered to another supporter on the 55,000 strong waiting list.
We have been told that the 31,000 seats which have not renewed already have been allocated to a name in the waiting list which will be offered out after the June relocation period has ended. The club insists that they will be no extension of the renewal deadline and supporters will lose their seat unless they renew before the end of the May.
There are lots of reasons why people haven’t renewed yet including: happy with existing seat so can afford to wait another month or, as in my case, selling my seat for one of the remaining games and waiting for a buyer so that I can use all of my credits against the cost of my season ticket renewal. Some people may also be waiting until its mathematical that we cannot be relegated. I think its also logical to assume that the percentage of people on the waiting list will decrease just as much as the decrease in renewals.
Does this 55k strong waiting list even exist.I mean dont get me wrong i couldnt care less either way it just seems like a lot of bodies that have appeared from nowhere.
I mean we didnt even sell out UP every match before the last season.
Now there are 55k in a waiting list,yeah ok 😁
According to Karren Brady at a meeting yesterday at which I was present she confirmed the 55,000 waiting does exist, is not made up and is not double counted in any way.
Anything else said in that meting Then, been a bit quiet on that front
Off the record meeting Nigel as well you know
It does seem like a lot of extra folk to be on a waiting list though doesnt it Sean.
Im in the same boat as rad it doesnt concern me but it does seem rather a large amount of additional people that have surfaced from somewhere.
Was there a large waiting list for Upton Park?
I wouldnt have thought so,so why now.Can you explain to this old bugger?
Seems a bit arse about face – so if someone on the waiting list gets a season ticket and then wants to sit with someone who has renewed their season ticket there is no chance
Good job you had your meeting with Karren yesterday, she’s probably a bit busy today.
Yes, although she had a meeting with the Met Police in New Scotland Yard after us
How many of the 55,000 will only be interested in the cheapest band seats though…that’s where I am unfortunately due to not being a ST holder last term but want to upgrade for next season. I took my missus for the first time this season on Saturday, she used to come with me to the Boleyn now and again, when Bubbles played, like a good well trained Hammerette she jumped up with me to sing her heart out and asked why not everyone was doing the same, instead they look at each other not understanding what was happening, why were people standing up…happens every week.
I know as one of the 55000 I would prefer not to have the seats in the gods I want one near the halfway line if I can get it midway up or so but as a beggar I probably won’t be a chooser 😉
as another one of the 55.000 Trevor Brooking Lower for me (I hope) There does seem to be seats available there most games and the two ballots i have won have also been there
Well I’ve renewed and will be wearing my hippo jail onesie at the 1st home game 😀😀
It is just anothing wetting story isn’t it? For a start at UP we had 26,000 ST and probably hardcore were 20,000. We increased that to about 50,000 this season and those extra 20,000 or so will be fickle. Having a ST is a huge commitment and I think some newbies won’t have realised that. Going every match when dates and times get changed when you have family is hard and keeping on going when the team are playing rubbish is a test. But the waiting list is sure to exist but then all will still want to take up the option.
Personally I hope they actually sell a few less and more tickets go on general sale on match day.