West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has confirmed the club wants to introduce a new fanzone at the London Stadium.
It has taken nearly two and a half years but the London Stadium is finally starting to feel like home for West Ham.
The big move to Stratford from their beloved Upton Park was beset by problems from the start.
And Brady has shouldered her fair share of criticism.
But in an effort to improve the matchday experience and stadium in general Brady is working on three exciting developments.
Brady to introduce fanzone at London Stadium
One of those is the introduction of a new fanzone at the ground.
West Ham hope the Fanzone will encourage more supporters to arrive earlier and ensure a better pre-match atmosphere.
The plans will be aired at the next meeting of the Supporter Board in February.
Fanzones were made popular in Europe following Germany’s excellent use of them at the 2006 World Cup.
West Ham plans based on City Square model?
Several clubs have them including Manchester City and Liverpool. City Square at the Etihad hosts live entertainment two and half hours before kick-off.
It also boasts three big screens, a main stage, bars and a family-friendly cafe for fans.
West Ham’s fanzone plans will reportedly follow the Man City model.
Pictures show what Hammers supporters can expect from fanzone
Pictures from City Square could give a good indication as to what Hammers fans can expect when it is introduced.