Tuesday 15 Dec
Updated Tuesday 15 Dec 17:00
Founders

Founders - We can now sit together for first time

Five-month-old Season Ticket Holder Olivia Jones will be one of the youngest supporters when the Club moves into their new home next summer.


Olivia was joined by her mother Michelle Toland and father Malcolm Jones as they had an unforgettable day being taken around the new Stadium.


A handpicked group of competition winners, comprising of Founders of West Ham’s new home and supporters on the New Stadium Season Ticket Priority List joined Manuel Lanzini, Aaron Cresswell, Reece Oxford and Joint-Chairman David Gold for a tour last week.


The touring party enjoyed a sneak peak of the dressing room and the manager’s suite, where each winning group was presented with a 15/16 home shirt by Mr Gold, before walking through the players’ tunnel and out onto the pitch.


Jones is relishing the chance to take his young family to the new Stadium and is thrilled that they will be able to sit with their close family and friends for the first time.


Malcolm Jones said: “It was a dream for me to attend the new Stadium and I can't quite believe that we are going to be playing there next season. I am looking forward to coming here.


“We first took our other boy when he was just two-years old and although Olivia is a bit younger I am sure she will be just fine.


“There are probably about 20 of us in total who go to Upton Park but we are all scattered around. But now we can all sit together for the first time and it is fantastic.


Michelle was honoured that her daughter is becoming one of the youngest new fans and added: “I am very proud and I just hope that she behaves! She has got her seat already and we are all looking forward to it.


“There are a lot of other people who have got children who we are sitting with and it is very helpful.”


West Ham United announced record season ticket sales for the new Stadium last week and with the priority list set to open in the New Year, the demand to see the Hammers in action has never been higher.