Hammers announce pre-season friendlies

West Ham United will visit Colchester United, Charlton Athletic and newly-promoted Norwich City in July
West Ham United will prepare for the 2015/16 season with a series of friendly matches on English soil, including a trip to newly-promoted Norwich City.

With the Europa League qualifying rounds taking place throughout July, the Hammers will be staying close to home for this year’s pre-season warm-ups. 

A short journey to Essex will see the Hammers visit Weston Homes Community Stadium to play Colchester United on 21 July at 7.45pm. 

Even closer to home, West Ham will play Championship side Charlton Athletic at The Valley on 25 July at 3pm, before the away warm-up fixtures conclude with a trip to Norwich City on 28 July at 7.45pm, fresh from their Championship play-off victory at Wembley. 

Next season marks the 80th anniversary of Norwich’s presence at Carrow Road, and the friendly is being played to commemorate the first match played at the ground in the old Division Two on 31 August 1935, which turned into a thrilling 4-3 victory for the home side over the Hammers.

Further details of West Ham’s pre-season preparations and fixtures will be released in due course and details of how to buy tickets will appear on the Box Office