Tickets for West Ham United's opening two home 2013/14 Barclays Premier League fixtures against Cardiff City and Stoke City will go on sale shortly.

Cardiff will visit for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 17 August, while Stoke will pay a visit to east London on Saturday 31 August, with kick-off again at 3pm.

Academy Members will be able to secure seats for the opening-day visit of newly-promoted Cardiff and Mark Hughes' Potters by post, telephone or online from 9am on Tuesday 16 July. Academy Members will be able to buy tickets for the same matches in person from 9am on Thursday 18 July.

Season Ticket Holders can snap up an additional seat for these two fixtures from 9am on Monday 22 July, with a General Sale for any remaining tickets starting from 9am on Tuesday 23 July.

CARDIFF CITY TICKETS I STOKE CITY TICKETS

The Category B visit of former West Ham defender Malky Mackay's Cardiff has been designated as both a Youth Academy Free and Academy Members Half-Price match. This means all Youth Academy Members can claim a FREE ticket, while Academy Member prices start from just £18.50 for Adults and £9.50 for Over-65s and Young Adults.

Disabled Academy Members will pay from just £13.50 for Adults or £9.50 for Over-65s and Young Adults for the visit of the Bluebirds, who raced to the npower Championship title last term.

General Sale prices for Cardiff's visit start from £42 for Adults and £24 for Over-65s and Under-16s.

With Mackay bringing a squad that sees ex-Hammers strikers Craig Bellamy and Nicky Maynard back at the Boleyn Ground, demand is set to be high for what promises to be an exciting opening to the 2013/14 campaign.

A fortnight later, Hughes will bring a Stoke squad that includes former West Ham winger Matthew Etherington to E13 for a Category B - Kids For A Quid fixture, meaning all Under-16s can watch the match for just £1 when their ticket is purchased with an accompanying Adult.

Academy Member prices for the Stoke match start from £37 for Adults and £19 for Over-65s and Young Adults, while disabled Academy Members can snap up tickets from just £27 for Adults and £19 for Over-65s and Young Adults.

General Sale prices for Stoke's visit start from £42 for Adults and £24 for Over-65s and Under-16s.

Before the new season begins, of course, West Ham will host Portuguese UEFA Champions League qualifiers Pacos de Ferreira at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 10 August at 3pm.

For all ticket details for this prestigious fixture in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, click here.