The London Stadium poll


Gold3Yesterday West Ham Chairman David said: “I think the majority of fans are happy with the Stadium given the alternatives and if all goes to plan it will be the biggest in London. dg”

On the back on Mr Gold’s statement we ask the very simple question. ย Are you happy with the London Stadium given the alternatives?

Share this article

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 A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at,

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


  • PopRobson says:

    What are the alternatives, the point is there isn’t any right?

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Wait till the Grim Reapers get a sniff of this poll ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Hammer And Pickle says:

    If the NO is any less than 90% its clearly a rigged vote because i keep reading that 90% of fans dont like it from the all seeing fans in the know lmao

  • Stan The Man says:

    Whatever the result it makes not a blind bit of difference and im pretty sure that if a 69 year old bugger like me can adapt to a new enviorement then many more can
    The ones that cant well thats life im afraid and new blood will come through the ranks to replace them.Because trust me there will always be new blood from families who are staunch Irons fans.We wont suddenly lose 50% of our fanbase as some would have you believe because they have stopped going.Thats just believing in their own importance too much im afraid.

    • Fazzamania says:

      My Dad’s 78. First match at Upton Park 1947. He thinks its a great experience as well and happy we’re moving forward. Last Upton Park was nothing like the stadium he grew up with.

      • Stan The Man says:

        Your father is dead right Fazza,all-seater with three new sides and i have read some say the LS is recycled lol

  • somewords says:

    Bit of a leading question really.

    You can answer “no” to it and still think it’s a great stadium which will do us well in the long run.

    In other words, it is entirely possible to not be happy with the stadium but think it’s a good thing that we moved into it.

    As such, this “definitive poll” is anything but “definitive”.

  • HamburgHammer says:

    I have a massive problem with the distance to the pitch. I understand it’s fine for those in the Lower Tier, but the views from the Upper Tier in my opinion is disappointing, yes, you can see the entire pitch, but the players are like ants and whenever I have been to games (three so far this season) I felt detached from the game on the pitch to a degree like in no other stadium I’ve been to before – and I have been in several in various countries.

    So while the stadium may be good for the club in the long run from a spectator’s perspective it’s underwhelming. Might be different for those new fans who don’t know anything else to compare the views with…

  • Stan The Man says:

    Hamburg not of much interest i grant you but i spent a few years in central africa through work.Most grounds there have running tracks and you know what the atmospheres were immense,especially for inter country tournaments.It really is much to do with who is in the ground.The atmosphere was party time throughout.I blame the boring reserved British staunch upper lip lol.
    Also if you want to talk about ants,wow,these were players felt miles away because many of the grounds have a very shallow rake where i went.Most the time all you saw was the back of the mans head in front of you.But stil it was carnival time.

    • HamburgHammer says:

      Yeah, I suppose it comes down to how you grow up in terms of watching football.
      I rarely watch football from the kind of distance I did at London Stadium, so that’s why I’m struggling to adapt.

      I watch a lot of local football and some grounds here have a running track too.
      But even there you are still pretty close to the pitch. Once you are behind the Lower Tier and the gaps at the OS things get difficult for me personally, even wearing glasses doesn’t help. The further away from the pitch the more detached I feel.

      • Stan The Man says:

        I totally do know where your coming from if you havnt experienced watching football with running tracks,it is a totally different concept altogether.I do understand why some fans just cant get to grips with it.But you know what each individual has to make their own choice.Myself i will have to be taken away from watching in a coffin.I cant stop going its as simple as that fella.

  • GW says:

    It is what it is, it ain’t great, it ain’t crap! Been going for 35+ years ain’t going to stop now ๐Ÿ˜€

  • SarfHammer says:

    I would like to the think that in the not too distant future we will be the owners and the seats will be closer, However i have been to the LS six times this season and sat in the upper tiers twice and prefer the lower stands by far.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      I agree with you Sarf and am hopeful the same will be the case, we get to fix the stadium with a redevelopment. the major thing missing is that we can’t breathe down the opponents necks like we did at the much older Upton Park before it was all seater. Even with its problems I look forward to every match at the LS can’t wait for Leicester in a weeks time. The stadium is capable of a great atmosphere it is the players on the pitch giving the fans something to encourage them that mostly provides that although the Chelsea cup game didn’t need any help at all, for me thats no different to UP, under Allardyce it was hard to get excited about anything, same with all of our previous managers at various points, I believe if we adopted much more pressing as we did at times last season the fans would be engaged more and some of those that bemoan the lack of atmosphere would change their tunes.

  • John says:

    I’m with you guys. You either support West Ham or you don’t. It never crossed my mind to stop going. I don’t get involved in the constant snipping, slagging and name calling of the club and the owners because I’m a supporter. The clue is in the word supporter. It’s not perfect, the stadium or the owners but nothing is and it’s all I’ve got in football terms so the haters can go away and die.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Total agree John.Weat Ham is ingrained in myself and my family.I have been attending throughout most of my life.Does a move take that feeling from my heart and soul,no it doesnt.Do fans who bleat about us losing our authenticity, culture and identity take that away from me,no it doesnt.
    And dont even talk to me about the visionaries who have decieded after the club financies were revealed the move wasnt worth it.Its been 6 bloody months,what were they expecting in that time,wally brains

Comments are closed.