Under-23s game against Leicester moved to King Power Stadium

King Power Stadium

West Ham United Under-23s’ Premier League 2 fixture away at Leicester City has been moved to the King Power Stadium.

The match will be played behind-closed doors at the first-team stadium of the Foxes, kicking off at 7pm on Monday 23 November.

The opportunity to play on a grander stage presents an exciting developmental opportunity for the young Hammers, who will one day hope to do so on a regular basis in their careers.

Last season, West Ham U23s played at a multitude of first-team stadia, coming within minutes of beating Manchester United U23s at Old Trafford in front of a reasonably large crowd, only to be forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.

They also played at the likes of Derby County’s Pride Park, Stoke City’s bet365 Stadium, Brentford’s Griffin Park, Cheltenham Town’s Whaddon Road, Newport County’s Rodney Parade, Exeter’s St James Park and, of course, West Ham United’s London Stadium.

Last season, West Ham TV cameras followed captain Olatunji Akinola on matchday, as he prepared to lead the Under-23s out at London Stadium in our Academy of Football video series.

Please note that all Academy fixtures will be played behind closed doors until further notice. Only key personnel will be admitted on site and matches will be played without supporters present, in line with safety guidelines and social distancing measures still in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Ham United Under-23s next match is against Liverpool Under-23s on Friday 6 November in a behind-closed-doors game at Rush Green Stadium. Kick-off is at 2pm; you can follow all the action with our live blog on whufc.com from 1.30pm.

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