West Ham United fans can purchase tickets for the pre-season match at German club FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt now.

The Hammers will travel to the Steigerwaldstadion for what promises to be a mouth-watering fixture against the 3.Liga side on Wednesday 25 July, with kick-off at 7pm local time.

West Ham supporters have been allocated the Stehplatz-Block 2 terrace, with standing tickets priced at €15 Adults and €13.50 for Concessions. Hammers fans have also been allocated seats in section F priced at €18 for Adults and €16 for Concessions.


The match is one of three taking place during West Ham's pre-season trip to Germany. Sam Allardyce and his squad head to mainland Europe on 23 July before taking on Rot-Weiß Erfurt (25 July), Dynamo Dresden (27 July) and FC Energie Cottbus (29 July).

Rot-Weiß Erfurt finished fifth in the 3.Liga table, just two points off the automatic promotion places, and lost just nine of their 38 league matches. The club twice won the East German Premier League title in 1954 and 1955 and were twice East German Cup runners-up in 1950 and 1980. Among the club's first-team squad is Englishman and former Reading full-back Rhys Tyler.

The Hammers have a number of links with Germany, having beaten TSV 1860 Munich 2-0 in the 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup final at Wembley and been represented by German international Thomas Hitzlsperger.

While they have never met Rot-Weiß Erfurt or Energie Cottbus previously, the Hammers met Dresden in August 1986, when John Lyall's side defeated the then-East German giants 2-1 at the FC Groningen Tournament in the Netherlands through goals from Tony Cottee and Frank McAvennie. Twenty-six years later and the two sides will meet again.

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