Villarreal tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale today to season ticket holders 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. After the season ticket holders sale, tickets will go on sale to Academy members on 21 July and on general sale on 24 July. 


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. Alan Curbishley's side could also boast a number of players returning from injury. After a busy pre-season programme, it will be the last chance for the first team to be put through their paces before the Barclays Premier League campaign begins on 16 August.