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West Ham issue new update on plans to move London Stadium seats closer to pitch and make offer to fans
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West Ham issue new update on plans to move London Stadium seats closer to pitch and make offer to fans

West Ham United have issued a new update on plans to move some seats closer to the pitch at the London Stadium.

West Ham fans are deeply unhappy with many things since the big move to the London Stadium.

The major bone of contention is the distance from the stands to the pitch.

And it is easy to see why supporters are so upset given what they had at their beloved Upton Park and the vision sold to them on leaving the famous Boleyn Ground.

Hammers co-owners David Sullivan, David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady pledged to investigate the possibility of bring seats closer to the pitch.

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Hammers press ahead with seat move proposals

And earlier this month West Ham announced plans to push ahead with a restructure of the seating behind both goals after Arena Events Group were appointed to oversee it (

The changes will see each end squared off in line with more traditional football stadia.

That means some seats will move slightly closer to the action.

And this weekend the club gave supporters a new update with a letter to those who might be impacted by the changes.

The letter titled ‘Update on proposed concept to move fans closer to the pitch’ was sent out on February 19th.

The club confirms the changes will be made this summer.

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Fans offered chance to attend stadium to view plans

And they are even offering fans the chance to attend a meeting at the London Stadium. There they will get to see their new seat plan ahead of season ticket renewals.

“The club will endeavour to ensure that you will be located to the seat that is the closest equivalent to where you currently sit,” West Ham’s director of ticketing Nicola Keye said in the letter.

“As soon as the design of the new stands is finalised we will send you a detailed plan of where your new seat is located. One of the major pieces of feedback from supporters has been the shape of the stands behind the goal and their proximity to the pitch.

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‘New stands will go a long way to resolving issues’

“We believe these new stands will go a long way to resolving these issues and will offer an improved match-viewing experience.

“However, if for any reason you are unhappy with your new position, you will have the option of relocating your season tickets and will be given priority to move to other available seats within the stadium.

“Rest assured we will contact you in the coming weeks when we have more information with details on any potential changes to your seat position ahead of the renewal period. We will also provide you with the option to come to the London Stadium for an appointment to see the plans before renewing.”