Last chance for Season Ticket Holders to guarantee Juve tickets

Priority for Juventus tickets ends at midnight on Sunday

2016/17 Season Ticket Holders have until midnight on Sunday 15 May to take advantage of their priority period for the Betway Cup clash with Serie A champions Juventus.

The Hammers will welcome the Italian giants to the Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 7 August 2016 at 1pm, as the two sides compete for the Betway Cup.

Put simply, the Old Lady are one of the world’s biggest and most-successful clubs, with two UEFA Champions League trophies, three UEFA Cups and more Serie A titles to their name than any other club.

Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said the visit of the Italian club to east London would be a fitting start to life at the Club’s wonderful 60,000-capacity arena.

“We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United’s history by welcoming one of the world’s biggest clubs to our fantastic new home,” they said, in a joint-statement.

“It was always our intention to open the new 60,000-capacity Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a fixture fitting of the occasion, and the visit of the reigning Italian champions Juventus is most certainly that.

“We are hugely excited and honoured by this wonderful opening fixture against a historic club which shares many of the values we cherish here at West Ham.

“There has been an enormous amount of work done over the past few years to ready the stadium for our first game and we cannot wait to show our fans and the wider football world how incredible it will look.

“This will be a game you’ll want to tell your grandkids you were at. Sunday 7 August just can’t come soon enough!”

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic added: “It will be a privilege to face one of the biggest clubs in the world in our opening game at the new Stadium. Like us, they are a club steeped in tradition, so it is fitting that together we will create history with this match.

“We hope this will be the first of many games against Europe's top sides at our new home as we begin the journey of turning West Ham United into a team capable of competing with the best teams from across the continent. I know my staff and players are very excited about what next season has in store.”
We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United’s history by welcoming one of the world’s biggest clubs to our fantastic new home
West Ham and Juventus have never met previously, either in European competition or in friendly action.

However, there are some notable links between the two historic clubs, with the impressive trio of Paolo Di Canio, Liam Brady and current star Angelo Ogbonna having worn the colours of both.

Ogbonna himself is looking forward to welcoming many of his former teammates to east London for the Betway Cup battle.

“When I was told we were opening the new Stadium with a match against Juventus, I could only smile, because it is the perfect match for the occasion” said the Hammers centre-half.

“I spent two years with Juventus and they are without doubt one of the biggest clubs in the world – I was honoured to wear the black and white shirt.

“Now, I am honoured to wear the Claret and Blue of West Ham United and I am looking forward to taking to the pitch in front of 60,000 fans to face my old team.”

In 1973, Bobby Moore made his 108th and final England appearance against an Italy side that included Juventus quartet Dino Zoff, Luciano Spinosi, Franco Causio and Fabio Capello.

Fast forward to the present day and Juventus are unquestionably the biggest and best club in Italian football – and one of the biggest and best in Europe.

Formed in 1897, Juve have won the Serie A title in each of the last four seasons and are on course to lift the trophy for a fifth consecutive year in May.

Managed by Massimiliano Allegri, La Vecchia Signora possess a star-studded squad that includes self-confessed West Ham fan and legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and fellow Italy internationals Giorgio Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci.

Alongside them, Allegri has a battery of top players, including Dimitri Payet’s France teammate Paul Pogba, Switzerland wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, Germany midfielder Sami Khedira and a man Slaven Bilic knows well, Croatia centre forward Mario Mandzukic.

Tickets for the Betway Cup are available from just £20 for Adults and £10 for Children.

2016/17 Season Ticket Holders have a special priority period to secure their seats, which will end at midnight on Sunday 15 May 2016. Buy now at or via 0871 529 1966 (option 4)!

After the priority period ends, tickets will be available to 2015/16 Academy Members and supporters on the Priority List from middday on Monday 16 May.

Please note any Season Ticket Holder wishing to purchase online must activate their account at before purchasing their ticket.