|All you need to know about West Ham United FC's potential move to Stratford.
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I assume the corporate boxes will be going here?
I think a big, under-stated point is that there will be a TON more executive boxes, AND that our stadium will be a venue that the City will finally be willing to splash cash to take clients to. Many times in the past Romford's banged on about the fine citizens (*****) of Canary Wharf being underexploited for sponsorship, but in my view they would never come to Upton Park versus taking clients to Stamford Bridge purely based on the relative quality of facilities on offer. Now we'll have a home that is suitable for high-end client entertainment (my company has looked at hospitality for the Olympics; the standards are high and it'll bring in a fair bit of cash). Match day income has the potential to go up considerably.
And the prawn sandiwches will subsidize the cheaper seats. Fine by me.
I really hope they clear up the rodent problem before we move in, you can clearly see a mouse near the right hand corner.........
Can't stand this inverse snobbery about city types.
Long ago I remember 'city types' come to the BG in their suits for a 730 kick off (remember those??). They had no time to change from the office.
What exactly is the problem?
Exactly, it will be what the fans make it.
People say about the seats in grounds ruined the atmosphere. Complete rubbish. Back in the 1980's our boys always just to go in the seats rather than stand and the atmosphere was electric. The atmosphere at the OS will be what we make.
Rejoice at the news we are on our way to the OS.
West Ham 1 Spurs 0!
And guess what Spurs are running scared of how we might grow now, hence all their reactions today!
Great move by our board.
The away fans always make a big effort
I have and it sucks. Saw Inter at Roma, big match with poor atmosphere. But it wasn't for the lack of trying. Also, the pitch was miles away. I've also been to many matches in Brazil in Sao Paolo and Rio in the 70's, specifically at Morumbi, Maracana and Pacembu. I think they all have tracks now, but they used to have moats. Regardless, the fans were always a great distance from the pitch, and it was very difficult to follow a match. Atmosphere wasn't so much of a problem because the crowds were in the 90K+ range back then, and they were insane. One of the reasons the pitches were so far from the stands was because the fans liked to shoot rockets at the players, particularly when taking corners. Would have hated to be a keeper back there and then. Anyhow, point is the track or space made for very poor football viewing.
If you compare the top sketch from this link to this photo, it looks to me like the spectators will be quite far from the pitch. The sketch essentially has the pitch inside of the track. (links originally posted elsewhere on this thread by others)
For the record, I'm for West Ham moving to a larger stadium. I simply hate the design of this one. It's just a hideous and inflexible design. Whether West HAm were to move there or not, I just simply do not like this stadium. For West Ham, this one would be the ideal for me: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Signal_Iduna_Park_Panorama.jpg
Anyhow, that's the last I'll complain about the matter. It is what it is, ergo, life goes on.
My own personal opinion is that they should definately have retractable seating behind both goals at the very least. Hopefully along each side as well. To achieve this they could remove the first 10 or so rows of the lower tier and put in someting like this with a lower rake angle to cover the running track.
It is possible
Now this has taken me a while to produce, I've done the best I can (sans graphic tablet). I think it's also worth bearing in mind that the 'stadium blueprint part' only shows the lower tier of the OS (this is an assumption. It's what it looks like to me).
I'll be posting this in the OS thread as well. Looks like we will be quite a long away from the action.
The furthest seats will be approximately quarter of a kilometre away from the other end of the football pitch post-conversion. They'll sell them off for pittance as nobody will want to sit there, and then charge through the nose for a far worse seat in terms of proximity to the action than what's on offer now.
Still, at least it's 10 yards closer than Wembley.
I like it, so essentially comparing it to the Boleyn the view from the flats behind the East Stand is what it the view will be in the OS.
That will be low down to the ground as well.
Gold /Sullivan cant remember which said that the pitch will overlap the track a bit.