Paolo Di Canio was honoured with the opening of a new lounge at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.
The West Ham United great was on hand to unveil a plaque to mark the formal launch of the Paolo Di Canio Lounge, with Chairman David Gold welcoming the legendary No10. The suite is proving hugely popular with fans, and you can book today to be there for the Tottenham Hotspur match on Saturday 25 September - for just £190 plus VAT.
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Di Canio said: "You can't imagine how I feel. It is always an emotional moment when I come back, but today is even more a special occasion. To be here for this opening of a new lounge that has been given in my name has made me proud. It is a great honour to be here, to meet the fans and to stay close with this club."
The Italian was touched by the club's gesture in providing a permanent legacy in his honour - following in the footsteps of other former Hammers Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore.
"I can only say thanks to everyone to everybody and whenever I can, I will come back to the lounge because this stadium is my second home. The very first members of my lounge will always be special to me.
Seasonal memberships are also available for a lounge that Di Canio himself described as "beautiful", adding: "It is trendy and has style.
"When I go back to Italy, I will be glad to think that lots of fans are here and looking at me as a player who gave something to this club. To know that my link with this club will remain is fantastic."
Situated in the heart of the West Stand, the Paolo Di Canio Lounge provides fans with a truly unique venue in which to enjoy their visit to the home of the Hammers.
The new facility has become the perfect complement to the superb lounges, restaurants and bars already on offer at the Boleyn Ground. Individual season packages are now on sale, which has been themed around Di Canio's four unforgettable years in east London.
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The opening of the Paolo Di Canio Lounge continues the club's commitment to honouring the former Hammers greats including Bobby Moore, Ron Greenwood, John Lyall, Sir Trevor Brooking and Billy Bonds.
To buy seasonal or match membership, call a member of our team today on 0871 221 2700 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seasonal members can also enquire about the availability of additional matchday spaces for their guests although such spaces are strictly limited.