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West Ham demand to take over stewarding

A report in the Daily Telegraph says West Ham will demand to take over stewarding of the London Stadium.

Chief football writer for the broadsheet Jason Burt writes  “West Ham United will demand to take over the stewarding of the London Stadium after co-owner David Sullivan was struck in the face with a coin during the violent and unprecedented protest that took place in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley.

It is understood that the club’s owners have lost faith in the ability of the stadium operators to safely police West Ham’s remaining home games after four supporters invaded the pitch and hundreds more hurled abuse towards the directors’ box.”

The London Stadium stewarding is the responsibility of operator London Stadium 185, a subsidiary of French company Vinci who was appointed by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) funded by the GLA with ultimate responsibility with the London Mayor. Last month stewarding company OCS were stripped of their security contract leaving four stewarding companies including G4S and Wise Security Services.

Claret and Hugh understand that over 1,000 stewards are on duty for each Premier League match at the London Stadium but less than 70 of these are former Boleyn Ground stewards.

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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

7 comments on “West Ham demand to take over stewarding

  1. Was there a problem with my comment on this earlier today?

  2. Fair enough. My apologies.

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