New Stadium progress report

It's all systems go over at the new Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as the countdown to kick-off continues. 

Back in December, exclusively revealed a glimpse of the new claret and blue detail around the Hammers' new concourse, complete with Bobby Moore’s iconic shirt.  

On Wednesday, the construction team set about installing a prototype model of the shirt, this one in honour of West Ham's all-time record appearance holder, the legendary Billy Bonds. 

The imposing shirt measures some four metres across and preparatory work is to continue throughout Wednesday. It is then expected to be lifted into place on Thursday, ahead of a comprehensive 48-hour window of testing. 

As has been the Club's commitment to supporters from the very outset, West Ham will honour its most famous names throughout the iconic arena, and Bonds will be one of a handful of Hammers heroes to adorn a shirt on the concourse. 

Together with significant West Ham branding inside and out, the Hammers’ new Stadium will look and feel like the unmistakable home of West Ham United.      

Elsewhere, the Club’s brand new Ticket Office and Stadium Megastore are rapidly beginning to take shape.    

The former will boast a total of some 25 ticket windows, 20 of which are stationed at the main Ticket Office – twice as many as the current Betway Stand Ticket Office at the Boleyn Ground. The remaining five will be housed in a secondary Ticket Office at the north of the Stadium.      

Meanwhile, following the recent installation of the John Lyall Gates, the Hammers' new retail space is also undergoing its West Ham transformation.                  

The new Stadium Store, which boasts a stylish Claret and Blue-themed coffee house, is nearly three times the size of its Boleyn Ground equivalent and so tens of thousands of supporters will enjoy significantly quicker service every matchday.