Free coach travel for Wigan

As a huge 'Thank You' to supporters, West Ham United are pleased to offer free coach travel to Wigan Athletic for the penultimate match of the season.

The Sunday 15 May fixture promises to be pivotal to the club's chances of Barclays Premier League survival, and the Board are keen to reward travelling fans for what has been tremendous away support over the campaign.

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said: "It has been a difficult season but our away fans have been magnificent at every single game we have played up and down the country, whatever the result on the pitch.

"Free coach travel for our last away game at Wigan is a way of saying 'Thank you' and also ensuring that the team will get the best possible support for what will be an extremely important match. It is vital that everyone is pulling together in the same direction between now and the end of the season."

The offer is open to all fans, but places on the club's official coaches must be booked at the same time as supporters purchase their match tickets. There will be no allocated seating, with the club operating a 'load and go' system to cope with the expected demand.

The club has been allocated the maximum 4,500 tickets available for the big DW Stadium encounter, with echoes of the memorable trip to Wigan on 28 April 2007 still lingering in the minds of many supporters.

On that day, the club also offered free coach travel and was rewarded with a 3-0 victory that played a major part in the club's 'Great Escape' with seven wins from the last nine games.

The deadline for fans wanting to travel on the free coaches will be 5pm on Thursday 12 May, although any match tickets left unsold at that point will still be available.

Coaches will depart from the Boleyn Ground at 8.30am on Sunday 15 May. For all the latest ticket information, click here.