The 2015/16 season will be one that lives long in the memory of West Ham United fans the world over, as the Club bids an emotional farewell to their home of more than 110 years.
This August, the Hammers will kick-off their final season at the Boleyn Ground before they move to the new Stadium and plans to make sure of a fitting farewell are gathering pace.
The Club have already begun reaching out to fans to ask for your favourite memories of your time at the Boleyn Ground and the resulting feedback will help shape the commemorations at key fixtures next season. Memorable matches, legendary players and some of the main figures who helped make the Boleyn Ground what it is today will all feature during what promises to be an unforgettable 19 games for the Claret and Blue Army.
There is expected to be unprecedented demand for Season Tickets next season and several thousand fans have already joined the waiting list for new applications once the renewal process is over. Any supporter who wishes to be a part of the final season celebrations and is not a current Season Ticket Holder or Half-Season Ticket Holder and has not yet joined the waiting list is urged to do so as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
Due to expected record numbers of Season Tickets for 2015/16 and the extended period that will be required to move fans to the new Stadium, the Club are bringing forward the renewal window for Season Ticket Holders.
From Monday 16 February to 5pm on 17 April 2015, current Season Ticket Holders can secure their place for the 2015/16 season by either placing a £75 non-refundable deposit or paying for their seat in full. Please note that any supporter wanting to renew must meet the early renewal period deadline or they run the risk of losing their seat for the final season.
To ensure supporters are not adversely affected by the early renewal process, the deadline for paying any remaining balance on their purchase will be consistent with previous seasons - 4pm on 31 May 2015.
Commenting on the final season plans, Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said: "A 2015/16 Season Ticket is the only way supporters can make sure of their place in history by attending every match of our final year at the Boleyn Ground, including the last-ever game at our home of more than 110 years.
"The level of interest in Season Tickets has been phenomenal and we expect to hit our cap before the start of the season. This, in turn, will mean there will be far less tickets available to supporters on a match-by-match basis.
"It is clear that our final year at the Boleyn Ground and our first year at the new Stadium will be two seasons that no West Ham fan will want to miss. It is in response to that demand - and the pressures of managing it - that we are beginning next season's renewals and sales process earlier than normal.
"As long-standing advocates of making football more affordable, we are pleased to confirm that we will be freezing Under-10s and Under-16s Season Ticket prices for a second consecutive year. With prices starting at just £110 for Under-10s and £200 for Under-16s, we are hoping as many young Hammers as possible can be part of what is sure to be an exciting and emotional 19 games."
Vice-Chairman Karren Brady added: "Since 2010, our commitment to the fans has been to restore the Club's long-term financial health, while at the same time investing substantially in improving the playing squad.
"The nine signings we made last summer have all made a big impact and we are planning significant further investment in the playing staff this summer.
"We are also improving the financial situation at the Club and are on course to meet our target of being clear of external debt by the time we move to our stunning new home on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
"After last year's price freeze across the board, I am pleased we have been able to once again freeze prices for junior supporters. For everyone else we have capped the increase to all tickets at five per cent, the equivalent of just £1.58 per game for price band 4 or £2.37 per game for price band 1.
"Over the past five years, the increase in the price of a renewed Season Ticket at the Boleyn Ground has tracked at approximately 40 per cent below the rate of inflation (RPI), meaning a Season Ticket still represents fantastic value for money.
"The 2015/16 season will be a stand-out year in the history of our great Club and, working with the manager, we will make sure we have a team that will do West Ham United and the Boleyn Ground proud."
A West Ham United Season Ticket will continue to be the cheapest way to watch every home game. Crucially, all 2015/16 Season Ticket Holders will also receive priority status when it comes to selecting seats at the new Stadium, with the opportunity to choose their seats using the cutting edge 'virtual venue' technology employed at our dedicated Reservation Centre in Westfield Stratford City.
The prices for Season Tickets in the new Stadium will be announced in April, but the Club can confirm that prices will be comparable to those in the final season at the Boleyn Ground.
Information for all existing Season Ticket Holders, including supporters who have purchased a Half-Season Ticket during the 2014/15 season:
To secure your seat for the final season, you will need to renew by 5pm on 17 April 2015. This can be done either by paying a £75 non-refundable deposit or paying in full.
If you choose to secure your seat by paying a deposit, you will need to pay the full amount for your 2015/16 Season Ticket by 4pm on 31 May 2015. If you do not pay the remaining amount before the deadline, you will risk losing your seat for the 2015/16 season and your priority for the move to the new Stadium.
Every Season Ticket Holder will receive a renewal pack by post, as well as reminders online and by email.
As normal, each existing Season Ticket Holder will have the opportunity to apply for two additional Season Tickets for the 2015/16 season (subject to demand).
Information for supporters who want to buy a 2015/16 Season Ticket:
After 17 April, any remaining Season Ticket seats that have not been purchased by existing Season Ticket Holders under the above process will go on sale to supporters on the Season Ticket waiting list.
With this in mind, we strongly advise any supporters who are interested in buying a 2015/16 Season Ticket, who are not current Season Ticket holders, to join the waiting list now.
For more information and any queries on Season Ticket renewals and sales, please consult the FAQs below. Alternatively, visit the website here, call 0871 529 1966 and select option three between 9am-5pm (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras), or visit the Stadium Ticket Office in person, situated in the Alpari Stand at the Boleyn Ground.