Paolo back at the Boleyn

Seasonal members of the Paolo Di Canio Lounge met the legend himself at the Chelsea match on Saturday afternoon.

Only seasonal members of this luxurious and stylish new hospitality suite exclusively got to meet Paolo before the visit of the Barclays Premier League champions.

Di Canio was touched by the club's gesture in providing a permanent legacy his honour - following in the footsteps of other former Hammers Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore.

"It is fantastic to have the lounge named after me," he said. "I can't ask more than this. It is something unique in life. It is fantastic that the club decided to put my name next to Bobby Moore and Trevor Brooking, real legends of West Ham.

"I can only say thanks to everyone to everybody and whenever I can, I will come back to the lounge because this stadium is my second home. The very first members of my lounge will always be special to me."

Paolo Di Canio Lounge

Situated in the heart of the West Stand, the Paolo Di Canio Lounge provides fans with a truly unique venue in which to enjoy their visit to the home of the Hammers.

The new facility has become the perfect complement to the superb lounges, restaurants and bars already on offer at the Boleyn Ground. Individual season packages are now on sale, which has been themed around Di Canio's four unforgettable years in east London.

Seasonal membership is on offer at a fantastic new price of just £1,700 plus VAT, including that chance to meet and greet with the man himself - who has promised to be a regular visitor back to the club. It is the perfect occasion with Chelsea having always been memorable opponents for Di Canio. After all, who can forget his long-range stunner at Stamford Bridge or his emotional winner at the Boleyn back in the 2002/03 season?

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The opening of the Paolo Di Canio Lounge continues the club's commitment to honouring the former Hammers greats including Bobby Moore, Ron Greenwood, John Lyall, Sir Trevor Brooking and Billy Bonds.

To buy seasonal membership and get to meet the legendary Paolo Di Canio, call a member of our team today on 0871 221 2700 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) or email [email protected]. Seasonal members can also enquire about the availability of additional matchday spaces for their guests although such spaces are strictly limited.