Tickets for West Ham United's opening two home Barclays Premier League fixtures are now on General Sale.

Aston Villa will visit for what promises to be a thrilling opening-day match on Saturday 18 August before London rivals Fulham make the trip along the District line on Saturday 1 September.

With Sam Allardyce and his players planning to make a hot start to the 2012/13 campaign after gaining promotion last term, the Boleyn Ground is set to be packed to the rafters for both games.

The visit of Paul Lambert's Aston Villa is likely to give supporters their first opportunity to see new signings Jussi Jaaskelainen, Mohamed Diame and Modibo Maiga in competitive action at the Boleyn Ground, while the Fulham fixture is the first of 12 London derbies that the Hammers will be involved in this season.

General Sale tickets for the two Category B fixtures start from just £39 for Adults and £21 for Over-65s and Under-16s.

Supporters are reminded that big savings can be made by becoming Academy or Youth Academy members for the upcoming season. For each of these two matches, members will save £3 per ticket for Adults and Over-65s and at least £9 per ticket for Under-16s!

With further special offers and a £10 Macron gift voucher for all 2012/13 Academy and Youth Academy members, supporters can make great savings all season long by joining today for just £30 for Adults and £25 for Under-16s.

Tickets are available either in person at the Boleyn Ground Alpari Stand Ticket Office, by telephone on 0871 222 2700 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or online here.

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