Fair dinkum: Hammers confirm Aussie dates

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 23rd March 2023

West Ham United will kick off their 2023/24 pre-season campaign with two dates in Australia, it has been confirmed.

Regardless of which division the Hammers will be laying in next season, they will face Perth Glory in Perth's Optus Stadium on Saturday 15 July before tackling Premier League rivals Tottenham at the same venue three days later, on Tuesday 18 July.

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Carlton Cole was in Perth to announce the two fixtures

"We’re really excited to be heading to Australia this summer," said former Irons striker Carlton Cole, who currently represents the club as an ambassador, at a pre-arranged "tour launch" in Perth.

"As well as looking forward to playing two exciting pre-season fixtures in Perth, we also have a great opportunity to visit a wonderful country, one that I know loves its sport and is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about football.

"We’re looking forward to meeting our incredible supporters from Down Under and hope that our fans from home and around the world can join them for a festival of football this summer in Western Australia. We can’t wait to be part of this unmissable football experience in Perth."

West Ham last travelled to Australasia nine years ago for a brief tour of New Zealand, during which they were beaten 3-1 by Sydney FC and later, Wellington Phoenix in Auckland (2-1).

Tickets for the fixtures will be on sale from Friday 24 March via West Ham's website, for those fans wishing to attend either or both fixtures.

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