Napoli tickets on sale

Tickets for the second annual Bobby Moore Cup fixture will go on sale to season ticket holders on Tuesday 7 July from 9am.

West Ham United will take on Italian Serie A side SSC Napoli at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 8 August, with kick-off at 3pm.

The match will be the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season with Gianfranco Zola sure to field a strong lineup just a week before the big kick-off in the Barclays Premier League.

As was the case in last year's inaugural Bobby Moore Cup fixture against Villarreal, the club will use the match to raise funds and awareness for the main charity partner - the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK (Registered Charity No. 1089464).

As such, £1 from the sale of every match ticket will go to the Fund to help tackle bowel cancer. In addition, West Ham United will match each £1 raised to double the total amount donated to the charity. This initiative follows on from a number of events last season, which was the first year of the formal three-year partnership agreement signed with the Fund.

The match will present the first chance for Hammers supporters to see the club's summer signings - including Chile forward Luis Jimenez - in action on home turf alongside favourites like Hammer of the Year Scott Parker, with Roberto Donadoni's side expected to provide stern opposition.

Napoli are expected to parade their own stars in the shape of Slovakia playmaker Marek Hamsik and Argentina striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, as well as their new arrival, Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella.

Advanced prices for season ticket holders start at £10, with all under-16 tickets priced at £5.

Academy members will be able to purchase their tickets from 9am on Wednesday 15 July, with adult prices starting at £13. All Youth Academy tickets are priced at £5.

A general sale will begin from 9am on Saturday 18 July, with adult tickets priced from £16, senior citizen tickets available from £6.50 and all under-16 tickets priced at £5.

Should any tickets remain, they will be available at the Boleyn Ground on the day of the match at increased prices.


Last year's inaugural match ended in a 1-1 draw between West Ham and Villarreal, with the Bobby Moore Cup being shared by both clubs.

Carlton Cole fired the Hammers ahead after just 53 seconds before Spain winger Santi Cazorla levelled matters nine minutes before half-time.

The match also saw the memory of West Ham great Bobby Moore honoured with the retirement of his No6 shirt. Matthew Upson wore the No6 during the first half before presenting his shirt to Moore's wife Stephanie. The England defender then wore the No15 after the interval.

For more information about the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, click HERE