Villarreal tickets on sale

Tickets are now on general sale for the 9 August pre-season friendly at the Boleyn Ground against Villarreal - a match being staged as part of the club's link with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research.

To commemorate the new partnership, £1 from the sale of every match ticket will go to the Fund (Registered Charity No. 1089464), to help tackle bowel cancer. In addition, West Ham United will match each £1 raised to double the total amount donated to the charity. The winners of the game will be awarded the Bobby Moore Cup.


Supporters are advised to book early as prices are reduced for advance sales and will be increased for all matchday sales. Fans wanting to start the new season in style can take advantage of a number of corporate packages on offer. The club has three different options for the match.


As well as the Bobby Moore celebration, the game could see the Spanish giants feature three players who helped Spain win Euro 2008 - namely Joan Capedevila, Marcos Senna and Santi Cazorla, along with a host of other famous names who featured as the club finished second in the 2007/08 Primera Division. It will be the final first-team friendly before the big kick-off against Wigan Athletic on 16 August.