|All you need to know about West Ham United FC's potential move to Stratford.
By the way, I note that the objections to the OS have changed over time, and especially since the very positive reviews came in from people that have actually been there. Now that it appears that the track will be covered, the main issue seems to be ones that people come up with in their own head - the seasons tickets will be too expensive/ too cheap, there will be rows of empty seats etc etc. Some of the anti rants are just pure fantasy.
The idea that large parts of the stadium are miles from the pitch and that there will be rows of empty seats haven't been there from day one is also pure fantasy.
Absolute fantasy, in the last few replies to my posts I've had the cost of the move will break the club when LLDC have money set aside for the conversion and the Boleyn can be sold....
I've had supply and demand will put ticket prices up and price people out when supply is going to almost double and Hearn is turning cartwheels at the prospect of tickets being cheap....
And complaints about the view from the back when there is no equivalent view at the Boleyn because anybody that high up the number of attenders would be locked out in Green St where they weren't able to get in....
I don't mind genuine real world objections that add up, no proposition is 100% one way or the other, but **** me most of it now is cloud cuckoo land stuff....
Don't need it, I'll just sit back and watch it happen, why should I be arsed about the carping when more of it makes no good sense at all than does.
Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people will be attending the athletics from today onward in the proper seating not seating over the track, what's the betting that we don't hear a single complaint from any **** about their view.
I still think it looks amazing, I'm really excited to see how they envisage going over the track and what they reckon they can do about the ends, that and what with the roof solution I just think it could be fantastic. (could and hope)
Put the OS on the BG site and my EQUIVALENT seat (near enough back row, lower tier) would be on Green Street.
Now you can tell me to get a seat at the front, but I like to stand and can't force anyone behind me to. Also I expect 1000s will be trying the same as the equivalent row views will be worse due to the track and the shallow rake. My enjoyment of watching the game will not be what it is at the BG. Couldn't care less about the nicer bogs, better catering, iconic stadium, nice shiny train station, or any of that b*llocks.
So this combined with most of the clientele around me changing to tourists, blokes with their missus who has suddenly decided they want to watch West Ham now we're in the OS as after they can go shopping, and plenty who couldn't be arsed because the trek to the BG was a little too difficult before, and you can stick it.
Yeah but Hadleigh, we haven't seen the plans yet so you cannot have specific complaints or make any assumptions about what the arena will look like yet until its been 'soccerised'. COPYRIGHT K.BRADY In summary, you cannot complain till you've seen the plans and by then it will be too late so shut up and appreciate the increased opportunities for additional revenue streams .
Erm, isn't that exactly what I just said ? From my last post: '...Don't need it, I'll just sit back and watch it happen, why should I be arsed about the carping when more of it makes no good sense at all than does.
There comes a point when so many of the gripes just don't add up that you say **** it, it looks extremely likely to happen anyhow so why should I be arsed to knock one nonsense on the head when as soon as I do another nonsense pops up just like a game of Whac-a-Mole.
The move will cost so much that it will break the club - WHACK - Supply and demand will price people out - WHACK - The view from the very back - It's reached the point where I've switched off to all the nonsense and I'm not even listening any more.
Unless you begin to treat your fellow members with a little more respect and courtesy you may find that decision is one that is taken out of your hands.
Now that is a FACT.
heres pics from day one of the olympics
transport was awesome went there and back via west ham - not a queue at all
security was very light touch. lovely vibe about the whole place
the site is vast, i mean VAST!
the facilities are awfull, crap queues, poor food- 1 hour wait for a beer etc....it was like Greater Glossop summer fair most of the time... they really underestimated it today..thats all i can knock it for, really
stadium was awesome, loved the whole show--great day out.
can i see west ham playing football in there? truly, no, its not a football stadium and i cant see how on earth it ever will be anything else!
Nice photos. You are in the worst seats for a football configuration. With a bigger roof and retractable seats as well as a covering up of the track with artificial grass should help to improve the stadium I would have thought. However you've been there and thanks for your input. From what I've heard from the atmosphere created is great so it seems like the stadium must have some good acoustics.
Lets hope nobody has to sit there when theres a football match on then eh?
Can you explain how covering the track with artificial grass will help the situation?
Adie I don't mind listening to complaints that make sense but you must admit that most of the complaints raised just recently in this thread don't really hold water. Even the bloke who insists on standing up is a **** everybody else so long as I can do exactly what I want to do point of view that is answerable as easily as well don't stand up then....
These nonsense complaints are not doing anybody any service, they detract from the value of the real complaints and they grind away at the will of people to listen to complaints per se.
There is a point at which it becomes like filling in a black hole. Take the bloke who said I'm not for the move because the cost of it will break the club, to which my reply was the LLDC have money set aside for stadium modifications and if we move then the Boleyn can be sold which must more than cover other moving costs.
Now that's a 100% answer to his concern isn't it, the move won't break the club, the LLDC will pick up most of the stadium mod costs and the sale of the Boleyn should cover everything else. But what was his reply ? I didn't know that but it doesn't change a thing.
So not only was it a nonsense complaint but he was also a closed mind - What's the point against that sort of background ? You tell me.
Well I think I read somewhere that no one will sit there.
I just think it will give the illusion of being closer.
Interesting the number of people and commentators who are saying that despite its size that O/S is intimate or cosy, comments that the Daves and Brady were disparaged for making.
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