- West Ham United report more Season Tickets already sold for 2016/17 season than in any other in their history
- Number of people on the Priority List exceeds available Season Tickets several times over
- New CGI shows stunning new claret and blue detail around concourse area, keeping promise to supporters
- Construction work resumes at the Club’s new home following summer events
West Ham United are delighted to announce that they have already sold more Season Tickets for their first season in the former Olympic Stadium than in any other year in the Club’s history, despite there still being nine months to go until their first game.
The Hammers passed the milestone last month, and, with the iconic venue winning plaudits the world over during the Rugby World Cup and Slaven Bilic bringing entertaining football back to E13, demand for tickets to see West Ham in Stratford in the 2016/17 season continues to surpass all expectations.
The Club have pledged to do all they can to help as many Hammers fans as possible get a Season Ticket, but, as there are now several times as many fans on the Priority List as Season Tickets available, it is imperative that any supporter on the Priority List attends their Reservation Centre appointment when they are offered one next year.
Furthermore, any supporter wishing to buy a Season Ticket for next season is urged to join the Priority List immediately to stand any chance of securing a seat.
Due to the unprecedented demand, the Club can confirm that in the event that any member of the Priority List does not get an appointment at the Reservation Centre for next season, they will be offered the chance to join the Priority List for Season Tickets for the 2017/18 season.
With the sales period for existing Season Ticket Holders set to conclude in January, the Club have today announced how the process for new Season Ticket sales at the UEFA Category Four venue will work for members of the Priority List.
The Club have released a new CGI showing how the stunning claret and blue colouring in the concourse of the Bobby Moore Stand, which will further ensure the Stadium truly looks and feels like West Ham’s new home. The image shows how Hammers legend Moore’s shirt will proudly adorn the stand carrying his name, with huge crossed hammers standing guard alongside it.
Those improvements will be just one of a number of key changes made following the recommencement of work at the new Stadium as preparations for West Ham United’s first game at their stunning new home in Stratford enter their final phase.
The successful run of summer and autumn events required a pause in the construction timetable, but, following the Race of Champions finale last month, the contractors have now resumed their work in earnest. A number of major changes are set to take place to ensure the world-class venue is ready for the arrival of the Claret and Blue Army in August 2016.
To celebrate the resumption of the construction period, Hammers trio Aaron Cresswell, Manuel Lanzini and Reece Oxford accompanied Joint-Chairman David Gold on a tour of the new Stadium, together with a handful of lucky competition winners made up of Founders, supporters who have already selected their seats, and members of the New Stadium Season Ticket Priority List.
Commenting on today’s announcements, West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady said: “I am both delighted and proud to be providing such positive updates today.
“Firstly, our confirmation of further extensive West Ham detail throughout the Stadium ties in perfectly with the contractors commencing the major overhaul needed to ready the Stadium for our first game there next August.
“The new designs further add to those we announced earlier this year, which will see ‘West Ham’ spelt in the new ‘Kop’ style East Stand, a claret crossed hammers design adorning three stands and claret and blue featuring inside and outside the new Stadium.
“We have always promised our supporters that this will look and feel like the home of West Ham United and today’s new CGI is further evidence that we have been true to our word.
“Secondly, it is fantastic news that we have now sold more Season Tickets for next season than in any other in our history, and that is with nine months still to go before our first game. Demand for Season Tickets has surpassed all of our expectations and that is testament to the rapid progress we have seen on and off the pitch over the past few years.
“We desperately want as many Hammers fans as possible to sample what will be an unbelievable experience of watching their team in this stunning new venue, so I would urge anyone already on the Priority List to make sure they seize their opportunity when it comes around. And I would encourage anyone yet to join to do so immediately to stand any chance of getting what will be the hottest ticket in London come August 2016.”