West Ham’s Carabao Cup second round tie against Cheltenham Town has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports. The Hammers will travel to the LCI Stadium for a 7.45pm kick-off on Wednesday 23rd August.
As the London Stadium will still be in athletics mode on 23rd August the Hammers have given special dispensation by the EFL Board to play the fixture at the opposition’s venue,
Agreed with EFL board in advance West Ham have given up their share of the gate receipts at Whaddon road which has a capacity of 7,200. Assuming a sellout and an average net profit of £15 per ticket West Ham will be giving out around £48,600 of ticket revenue at the reverse fixture.
EFL League Cup rules allow a minimum of 10% for away allocation so we could be restricted to 720 tickets but with an average gate of 3,275 last season, they could offer West Ham many more tickets if there is demand.
A senior club insider previously told ClaretandHugh “This is the only year such a compromise is made in and in all other years our fixtures take priority. It was one of the concessions we knew we had to make to get the stadium.”
Ticket information for Hammers fans will be announced shortly.