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West Ham League cup game to be televised

sky-sports-camera-tv_3449297West 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.



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

One comment on “West Ham League cup game to be televised

  1. Good old Sky. They think they can smell an ‘upset’ here don’t they. Especially now it’s awaygame. An excuse for Martin Tyler to be wheeled out to go into hysterics….From our point of view it is a no win game.

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