floydie_hammer wrote:Didn't the people with band 5 season tickets have to commit to two years? Won't be any spares to go around next season
Only those 5,000 that were made available when they raised the capacity from 54,000 to 60,000 - they had to pay for 2 years up-front. There was about 3,000 that were part of the original 54,000 capacity that just paid for 1 year.
- The Board are also pleased to confirm that following extraordinary demand for tickets at the Hammers’ new world-class home, West Ham are now doing everything in their power to expand the capacity to 60,000.
Should that hard work pay off, there will be an additional 5,000 Band 5 seats and thus a total of 8,000 Season Tickets available for £289 a season.
Originally on the Official Site, but retrieved from web archive
With the safety certificate subsequently only allowing 57,000 they have to withhold 3,000 match day tickets elsewhere in the ground leaving those seats unoccupied - until people from elsewhere move into them!.
The early band 5 season ticket holders paying for just one year have got the best of the band 5 seats and who would probably renew (if given the chance) - so there won't be any spares to go around next season - without a major reassignment of bands/seats.