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Boleyn left in sorry state

Filed: Thursday, 23rd June 2016
By: Staff Writer

The Boleyn Ground has been left in a sorry state following the removal of hundreds of seats and other fixtures and fittings.

West Ham United's famous old home is due to be demolished later this year, ending the club's 112-year association with Green Street as it prepares to move to E20 within the coming weeks.

Prior to the bulldozers moving in the old ground has been stripped of anything of value and sold to various organisations and supporters, many of whom went head-to-head in the recent club-held auctions which raised hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Many supporters who won items in the auctions returned to the ground in order to collect their prizes this week.

And one of them - KUMB member Rob Galloway - took the following pictures to show how the ground was already deteriorating, just a matter of weeks after the final first team fixture to be staged there took place.

Empty spaces: Some 6,000 seats have been sold to former season ticket holders

Collection Point: now boxed in presentation cases, the 50 seats wait for collection

As you can see from Rob's pictures the terraces are already missing many seats, some of which were sold whilst others have been purloined by fans unwilling to meet the club's 50 asking price.

Meanwhile the pitch is already looking in dreadful condition, since Head Groundsman Dougie Robertson and his team ended their daily routine of preparation and maintenance.

Sing Of The Times: A giant crest sits in pieces awaiting collection

Seen Better Days: The pitch, minus its advertising boards is a sorry state

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