Hart and Zaba: We can't wait to play at London Stadium
West Ham United new boys Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta cannot wait to pull on a Hammers shirt at London Stadium for the first time.
The two summer signings are set to make their home debut for the Club in the Premier League fixture with Huddersfield Town on Monday 11 September at 8pm, tickets for which are now on sale to Claret Members here.
Hart and Zabaleta both know the importance of vociferous home support and are relishing what promises to be a huge night under the floodlights on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
“We know how important our home form will be this season if we are to achieve our targets, and we are all massively looking forward to our first Premier League game at London Stadium,” said England goalkeeper Hart, who has arrived on a season-long loan from Manchester City.
“We start against Huddersfield Town under the floodlights and it’s going to be big game in front of a big TV audience. We all want to kick-off with a win and the support of the fans will give us a big boost on the night.
“I’m absolutely sure it will be a complete sell out and I’m told it will be completely full of Season Ticket Holders and Claret Members, which just shows how big our club is and the potential we have got.”
Unlike Hart, who spent last season with Italian club Torino, Zabaleta has already experienced London Stadium for himself, appearing in Manchester City’s FA Cup victory at West Ham’s new home in January.
As someone who has faced the Hammers 12 times previously overall, the right-back knows the atmosphere the Claret and Blue Army can generate, and is looking forward to experiencing it again next month.
“I visited London Stadium twice last season and I was impressed by the size of the ground and the fantastic noise created by the West Ham fans,” said the No5.
“We know we need to be united this season and that we need to make London Stadium a real fortress, and the fans can definitely help us do that.
“I am excited and looking forward to playing at London Stadium in our opening game, for sure. Pulling on the shirt and playing in front of nearly 60,000 fans is definitely one of the big reasons I signed for West Ham United.”
Claret Members can purchase two seats each for the home Premier League opener with Huddersfield now – the first chance to see the Club’s five summer signings in action on home turf.
Tickets for the visit of the newly-promoted Terriers now on sale exclusively to Claret Members, priced from just £15 for U16s and from £30 for Adults.
With almost all home fixtures selling out within the Members priority window last season, we recommend booking tickets early to avoid disappointment.
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