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West Ham to learn fate on stadium capacity

_91107927_westham_gettyThe all powerful London Stadium Safety Advisory Group (LS-SAG) meets today to discuss safety and capacity limits for the London Stadium.

This time last month the LS-SAG, chaired by Newham enforcement officer, Sheila Roberts recommended that capacity be restricted to 57,000 over concerns over persistent standing, away fan segregation and supporters drinking alcohol in view of the pitch.

The 57,000 capacity limit for the 66,000 seater stadium was set for the first two Premier League matches of Bournemouth and Watford and today the group will decide whether to keep that capacity in place or possibly reduce it further.

West Ham want to increase capacity to the promised 60,000 in the near future but no-one sees the LS-SAG agreeing to that request today.

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Stadium operators, London Stadium 185 and West Ham United will give the closed meeting an account of the troubles on Saturday against Watford.

The LSSAG contains a number of stakeholders including Newham Council, London Legacy Development Corporation, Metropolitan Police, Transport Police, TFL, London Fire Brigade,  London Ambulance Service, Westfield Shopping Centre, Stadium operators, London Stadium 185 as well as representatives from West Ham United.

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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

10 comments on “West Ham to learn fate on stadium capacity

  1. lol… Let me reassure you: you have the support of Italy, I just talked to the Foreign Minister and he told me that fighter jets are on alert, ready to take off… our snipers are in place and will go at my ready, guided missiles are ready to fire, Italian security services work closely with UK Special Forces. Hope you feel safer now, over and out… hahah 😉

    • Thanks Matte,its great of your country to get involved in this international humanitarian crisis.I will go in to the ground next match feeling a lot safer knowing the Regia Aeronautica Italiana will be flying over & around the stadium lol

  2. Haha haha You will be in the sh1t now Matte for not taking things seriously.Didnt you know you are only a true & passionate fan if you jump up & down on your teddy bear crying on West Ham sites all the time 🙂

  3. Just blame Brady,its what true West Ham fans do.If you slag her off on blogs you are amongst the real fans.Well that’s what they seem to believe

  4. I am sure the capacity will stay at 57,000 and be reviewed again in four weeks time

  5. Right oh Sean.I will take your word for it as an ex SAB member lol 😛

  6. If we all sat down but the away supporters didn’t would we still get knocked back? Please Sean enlighten me.

  7. How do Westfield get a say in the stadium capacity debate? They don’t want anything to do with football fans. Hardly get an unbiased view from them.

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