The waiting is nearly over as West Ham United's fixtures for the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season will be released on Monday morning at 9am.

Just under a month after the Hammers secured the most dramatic of promotions from the npower Championship by beating Blackpool 2-1 at Wembley in the Play-Off final, Sam Allardyce and his squad will find out how their return to England's top tier will shape up.

The visits of champions Manchester City and their local rivals Manchester United to the Boleyn Ground are sure to be two of the fixtures fans will look out for, as will the derby-day dates with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Queens Park Rangers' second season in the Premier League means West Ham fans can now look forward to no less than ten London derbies at home and away in 2012/13.

Subscribers to the official West Ham United SMS service will be the first to get the key fixtures sent to them, but then whufc.com and the club's official twitter and Facebook pages will have all of the news and reaction from the people that matter at 9am.

Remember a West Ham United Season Ticket is the best way to secure your seat for every single home game and with new applications well up on previous years, fans are advised to move fast to avoid missing out. To buy yours today, click the image below.

Season Tickets 2012