Young Hammers fans will have the chance to get up close to their heroes when West Ham United hold a special Open Training Day for Academy members, Season Ticket holders and corporate members at the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday 9 April.

Supporters should note that the Open Training Day will now commence at 2pm - later than the previously scheduled start time of 10.30am.

The event, which is free to all the above members, will see the first-team squad get put through their paces on the Boleyn Ground pitch by manager Sam Allardyce and his coaching staff.

The session will come as the players begin to prepare for the trip to Southampton in the Barclays Premier League four days later.

There will be full coverage on the giant screens with regular stadium PA Jeremy Nicholas giving some running commentary and the ever-popular Hammerhead and Bubbles mascots will be on hand to greet young supporters enjoying the Easter School holidays.

The stadium superstore will also be open from 9am to 5pm for fans to grab Hammers goodies and take advantage of the in-store sale on the remaining 2012/2013 Macron replica kits - with away kit now at a 70 per cent discount - and the fantastic savings on trainingwear.

Supporters will be seated in the Alpari West Stand Lower to watch all the action on the pitch with access via Gate 3 from 1.30pm. Parking will be on a strictly first-come-first served basis.

Stay in touch with whufc.com for any further details on the open day as they are available. Timings are subject to change.

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