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Unofficial Seat Swap Scheme launched


One enterprising Hammers fan has developed and launched a new website to swap season tickets seats the London Stadium. The West Ham United Unofficial Season Ticket Seat Exchange allows season ticket holders to register and unofficially swap seats if they prefer to sit rather than stand or Vice versa.

The website says “This website was set up in response to issues many West Ham United Season Ticket Holders have experienced since we moved to the Olympic Stadium in August 2016.Want to stand but everyone around is sat down? Can’t see because everyone around you in front insists on standing?
List your seats on this site, and we will help match you with someone to swap with.”

This website lets you do three main things: List your seat, Find seats listed by others, Contact another user to propose a seat swap.

What this site does not do is give you permission on behalf of West Ham United Football Club to actually swap seats. This is an unofficial tool, that simply puts you in touch with people who would like to swap seats. All users of this site should remember the following condition of your ticket as laid out by the club:

“If the ticket is resold or transferred without the prior written consent of West Ham United Football Club or any one of its authorised sub-agents, it will become void and the holder will be refused entry to or ejected from the Stadium.”

It is suggested that, once a proposed swap is agreed, both parties contact the club and have the swap agreed officially. This website cannot be held responsible for anyone losing their ticket as a result of swapping with someone else.

Sixty eight season ticket holders have already registered and the website suggests that eight supporters have already agreed to swap seats.

The website can be found at  http://www.westham-seatexchange.co.uk/

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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

13 comments on “Unofficial Seat Swap Scheme launched

  1. Just remember. If after swapping you get banned for standing you can’t then have your old seat back. Ha ha.

  2. Although not a ST holder I would say well done that fan, anything proactive to help solve this niggling issue that is drawing away from anything we do on the pitch is to be applauded.

  3. I’ve got a nice band five standing if any band ones want to swap with me?

  4. So what happens when someone swaps to a seat in a different band (which may or may not be hundreds of pounds more/less) and there is s dispute about refunding the difference? This site will be shut down by the end of the week when these people take their grievances to the club and find they have nothing to do with it.

    • Thats for the two parties to discuss and work with the club through this person has done a good thing creating a way fans can resolve their seating issues and you make, not sure if you had a look at the site but it has the seats and their bands.

      • I have had a look. It remains to be seen what the club will say if approached after a swap.

        • The club has to deal with it ? Its a farce letting a third party deal with it ,
          The Dave’s should deal with it and Brady ! Totally unprofessional ?
          Its good someone has got the ball rolling , but it tastes like a lemon to me ?

          • Why should the club deal with it? We’ve been on the stadium for about three weeks and like every other season people will presumably have the opportunity to change seats at the end of the season once things have settled down. This had nothing to do with the club. It dues not solve the issue that it is an all seater stadium and you’re not allowed to stand so the main problem still remains.

          • I guess some people will always see the glass half empty, I don’t understand what you are moaning about it ain’t going to be your problem or my problem, someone has showed some initiative to get those that want to stand and those that want to sit in different areas or those that just want a different view, nothing is lost by this person putting time and effort into potentially helping others. If it works all good, if it doesn’t then whats the harm ?

  5. The bloke is daily and arry ticket master blokes , guaranteeing to cause chaos ,
    The club won’t have it , it will have to go through the right channels surely .
    I’ll swap with anyone in the lower bobby Moore , I’m up in the gods ???
    With a Olympic bar in front of me and anyone who stands up in front do not effect me at all .
    I love it but I haven’t got Superman’s vision ? Lol.

  6. This is a brilliant idea….We might have some talent on the pitch, but we have got some clever guys off it! Well done that man!
    It is up to the fans to make it work (re different bands + costs etc). None of it is enforceable therough the club. The site needs to identify unofficial standing and seating areas, so people can transfer in + out.
    This neatly overcomes the problem that the stadium owners and the Board cannot officially be seen to be aiding/creating a standing situation. If however, it is there already (like Chav Corner), then the club can simply turn a blind eye….everyone is happy…..BUT ONLY if the club don’t penalise the standers in the unofficial standing areas. If a sitter in a standing area doesn’t want to transfer out, but instead complains to the club, it could be a problem….
    Definitely worth a go, but could the club / owners allow it? Might be seen as touting etc…lets hope so to avoid the situation becoming v nasty….

    The difficulty is that this can only be an unofficial exchange

  7. Shut down within 24 hours. Impressive.

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