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    OUR NEW HOME

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    Jiggs
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    Re: OUR NEW HOME

    Post  Jiggs on Thu 16 May 2013, 9:04 pm

    We could always punch it into shape cheesey grin


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    Post  manurewa hammer on Sun 19 May 2013, 5:51 am

    mottinghammer wrote:I see the worm Hearn is still trying to get an oral hearing against the move, and the cheeky scumbag is also still putting forward that we should ground share with them! He should be in the nuthouse if he thinks GaS will even have him in the same room 😠 angry2
    Hearn and oral in the same sentence, I'm not even going any further with that one!
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    Post  alfiehammer on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 3:02 pm

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    thought this might prove an interesting read...


    As we approach the much talked about move to the Olympic Stadium here are some of the things that we can expect.
    The club aim to make the stadium feel as much like home as they can contractually do. The outside of the stadium will be claret and blue and will have the badge and ‘COYI’ among other West Ham related things displayed. The concourses and corridors internally will be claret and blue and there will be club legends visibly on show around the ground. While not many of the seats will be claret and blue the club is exploring options to make the crossed Irons visible or use sponsored claret and blue seat covers.
    There are many plans to celebrate our history at the new stadium. In light of the focus on our founding there will be a restaurant/bar named after our founder Arnold Hills and another named the Royal East. The club aims to not only compete with other Premier League clubs for their facilities but with top London restaurants and bars in the city and Canary Wharf so that people visit the venue both on match days and non-match days. The club want to work with a number of high profile sponsors for many aspects of the stadium which will secure increased revenue in the club which would then be reinvested in the team.
    The club are in talks with Westfield to establish a working relationship between the two parties which will be facilitated by a yet to be appointed operations manager. This person’s position will be to oversee the smooth running of the new stadium alongside Westfield, London Underground and the emergency services among other things. The Operations Manager will work with London Underground to increase the regularity of service at Stratford International (7 minutes walking time from the stadium) and Stratford underground station (14 minutes walking time) to ease support flow.
    Supporters currently in the Alpari stand, who sit directly behind and around the dugouts, will not be able to get like for like seats due to these being corporate however there are other similar views offered in the East Stand. Any person who currently sits in the Alpari stand on the half way line would need to transfer over to the East Stand at the Olympic Park to get a like for like view. The club expect that the value of these like for like tickets will increase at the Olympic Stadium. There is a very small middle tier in the new West Stand and they will be corporate seats because corporate members expect the best seats in the house and these certainly are. The club makes as much revenue from corporate members (although a much smaller percentage of fans) as it does season ticket holders and so the club needs to facilitate the corporate members and those facilities are in the West Stand. The stands behind the goals will continue to be called the Bobby Moore and the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand.
    Those who pay the highest band for their season tickets will have the first choice of seats and this will continue over various deadlines until the cheapest bands have their choice. Current season ticket holders will be able to pick their new seats but they may not go down from the current value ticket that they currently have. The logic behind this is that if all the season ticket holders who currently have the highest band season tickets chose to go for lower priced season tickets they would affectively price out the people who have the lowest bands before they had a chance to renew.
    When you purchase your new seat you will go to a viewing office in Stratford where you will be shown a top class three dimensional display of your seat and the 360 degrees view that you will have. The programme will be able to tell you exactly how far you are from the pitch and compare that measurement to your previous seat at the Boleyn Ground.
    The club will offer season ticket holders the chance to move “friends and family” to sit next to them and will be able to allocate blocks of season tickets depending on demand.
    One thing that particularly excites me is that season ticket holders will get priority tickets at other sporting or musical events that the stadium hosts. This means that we as fans will be able to purchase tickets in advance of the general public for athletics, rugby and music concerts that are currently being planned.
    As has been reported in the media recently the roof is causing some issues and has cost more to rebuild than previously thought. The problem is that the retractable seats that cover the athletics track went beyond what the previous roof covered and so it needs to be extended to cover all seats.
    There are many plans to offer packages that include experiences way beyond just attending a match and going home, all of which increase revenue for the club and maximise the money spent on the squad.
    The away fans will be in the South Stand and will be spread across the two tiers rather than in one large group on a single tier. They will be as far away from the pitch in terms of distance as possible to minimize their impact.
    Whilst I am very sad to be leaving behind the memories of the Boleyn Ground and the family tradition I have going back 65 years I for one are extremely excited by the prospect of the new stadium and where it will take us and think even the most sceptical of supporters will be won over.
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    Re: OUR NEW HOME

    Post  Jiggs on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 8:44 pm

    So not only will fans in the Alpari on the half way line have to transfer over to the East Stand to get a like for like view, they'll be charged more for their inconvenience?  Why? They pay top price already!  As the chicken run is mostly occupied by ST holders, presumably they'll all want to reclaim their seats on the half way line. Two bums for each one like for like seat. So who gets first dibs then?  confu So much for the cheaper seats we were all promised.


    And ........................ Use sponsored claret and blue seat covers?  Do me a favour!


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    Post  alfiehammer on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 9:30 pm

    i'm making it my target to have enough PT clients that I can take the time off at the weekend and get a ST for the first season at the OS
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    Post  daib0 on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 4:27 pm

    This might not go down well ..




    The Independent

    Taxpayers could have to find tens of millions more to fund the conversion of the Olympic Stadium into West Ham United’s home as building firm Balfour Beatty presses for more cash.

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    Post  mottinghammer on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 8:21 pm

    Hardly West Ham's fault, if anyone should be moaned at it should be Tottenham Hotspur, if they had not launched their legal bid against us we would have bought it and al the problems would be West Ham's.

    As it is the tax payer will be paying for Spurs fupp up, nothing to do with West Ham we are just the tenents muttley
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    Post  Blakey on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 12:09 am

    It will not cost the tax payer a penny. An extra 39.5 million has been found to fund the additional costs of the roof. This money has been found from "other projects and will not come from the tax payer", according to an article I read yesterday.
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    Post  SemiOldIron on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 4:46 pm

    Blakey wrote:It will not cost the tax payer a penny. An extra 39.5 million has been found to fund the additional costs of the roof. This money has been found from "other projects and will not come from the tax payer", according to an article I read yesterday.

    Wot?? A public-sector balls-up where the taxpayer doesn't end up footing the bill?? Wonders will never cease - I hope the idea catches on.
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    Post  daib0 on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 5:28 pm

    Just found that ITV has an article on this (link: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ):

    The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium ahead of West Ham's 2016 move will rise by £35.9million but the extra funding will not be paid for by either the Hammers or the taxpayer. The iconic venue in Stratford is due to host five matches at next year's Rugby World Cup before becoming West Ham's permanent home for the 2016/17 season.

    The original stadium cost £429m to build and a fixed conversion fee of a further £154m was agreed with constructor Balfour Beatty. That figure, however, has now risen by £35.9m to £189.9m due to the complexity of extending and strengthening the roof, but neither West Ham nor the taxpayer will be covering the added cost.

    "Providing adequate support for the new roof has required significantly more strengthening work to the main roof truss, which was originally designed to be taken down after the Games," a statement on queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk read. "We have therefore today agreed to increase the value of the Balfour Beatty contract by £35.9m to £189.9m. We will meet these costs from the project contingencies and additional income we will generate from our other developments. There will therefore be no additional call on the taxpayer and no impact on our current programme."


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    Re: OUR NEW HOME

    Post  alfiehammer on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 8:20 am

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    An article on forgotten football grounds. good read. Hope we auction off bits of Upton Park. 


    Its a bit hard to believe the money won't come from tax payers, isnt it? Probably do it indirectly, so the tax payers will fund whatever project the money got moved from that wasn't paid for by the tax payer etc. Thats how politicians work.

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