Stadium capacity set to rise

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 27th October 2021

West Ham United have been granted permission to extend the capacity at the London Olympic Stadium to 62,500.

Despite having rarely filled the ground this season, the club have pushed ahead with plans to make another 2,5000 seats available - plans which have now been approved.

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Manager David Moyes welcomed the news, telling "Everyone here is doing everything we can to grow and develop this football club, on and off the pitch, for the benefit of our supporters, and we all feel that things are moving in the right direction.

"The supporters being back has been fantastic and the atmosphere they have created has been right up there every game. Having more fans in here cheering the team on will make it even better for us all and we are really looking forward to welcoming more of our young supporters and families.”

And the club's vice chair, Karren Brady added: "“The application to increase the matchday capacity will give an even greater number of our fans the opportunity to watch our exciting team in action in person.

"Since the regular return of supporters this year, we have seen a terrific response with every Premier League fixture so far this season sold out, and we thank them for their continued fantastic backing including breaking attendance records as part of regular capacity crowds.

"This is another great sign of progression during a hugely-positive time for the Club.”

The additional seats will be made available for sale once the club's safety certificate application has been approved - while the club intends to push ahead for

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