The independent SMG-YouGov poll regarding West Ham United's potential move to the Olympic Stadium has now closed and the Club have been informed that an unprecedented number of Hammers fans, running into their many thousands, have had their say on the move and the conversion plans for the stadium.
The online poll ran for a week from Tuesday 23 April to Tuesday 30 April and offered fans the chance to provide detailed feedback on a range of topics from transport to ticketing and atmosphere to attendance, along with a final say on whether they supported the move or not.
The poll was open to all Season Ticket holders, Bond holders and Corporate Members as well as a cross section of Academy members and match attendees, who could access the survey by simply entering their name and postcode via a special YouGov website that verified their eligibility to take part.
The results will now be analysed by the experts at SMG YouGov who will to ensure there are no anomalies or duplication ahead of providing a report to the Club that lists the key findings. When the results are given to the club they will be published on its website.
West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady said: "I would like to thank the many thousands of supporters who have taken the time to complete the SMG YouGov poll and offer their feedback to the process.
"We are now eagerly awaiting the results from SMG YouGov and look forward to sharing the key findings on our club channels before the end of the season.
"It is important to stress that the conclusion of this poll does not mean that our consultation with our supporters will end; if anything it is just beginning. If it is found that supporters are behind the move then we can really get to work on the detail. There are so many areas that we will need to work on together - from the look and feel of the stadium to the matchday experience and saying a fitting farewell to the Boleyn Ground,.
"These are truly historic times for West Ham United and I'm pleased we can rely on the knowledge, passion and dedication of our loyal supporters to help make this decision the best possible step forward for the Club."
Frank Saez, Managing Director of SMG-YouGov added: "At this early stage we are not able to reveal the results of the survey to anyone as we are still collating and quality checking all of the data. However, what we can say is that we had a fantastic response to the Supporter Consultation Survey, which exceeded our expectations. The results will provide SMG YouGov with a significant and robust sample base with which to undertake our independent review."