|All you need to know about West Ham United FC's potential move to Stratford.
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As part of their manifesto to secure the Olympic Stadium, aren't the club giving away 100,000 free tickets every season to local clubs? With selling 52,000 ST's out of a capacity of 60,000 that equates to roughly 5k free tickets and 3k away fans every game with no general sale, hence no need for a Membership. Unless of course the club have forgot that part?
Yes it's all events but no split ever given and whatever share West Ham is, there is no comment about what games they should be.
I would expect each PL game to have some though and perhaps that number is included in the 52k.
All clubs give out tickets to the community. I was on a training course last year and there was a guy living in a services hostel around Aldgate. In the one month period i saw him, he went to three games from tickets given to them by clubs.One was QPR where he saw West Ham and twice he went to Arsenal.
In early rounds of the cup, WHU will no doubt, if allowed, bump the numbers up then.
I don't think anyone can knock the club with around 25% of the Season Tickets sold for £99 or £389.
And of course worth noting, if say 50% of the Newham tickets are for kids and the rest get seated in Band 5, then the club are not losing a fortune. Doing crude maths, say 40% of tickets has to come from WHU, then that's just over 2,000 lots of season tickets. If split 50/50 as noted then the cost would only be £400k. It's unlikely to be 2k ST's but you see where i'm coming from. Perhaps 1k which would cover half our 40k if that guess is right.
I very much doubt you will see kids for a quid for a league game. Perhaps for some minor cup games.
Yes that's now confirmed: "to attend events that take place in the former Olympic Stadium"
The T&C's confirm that includes athletics, concerts - and probably the likes of the Great Newham Run!
I'm guessing the World Athletics Championships will see alot of the qualifying rounds tickets given away. As for West Ham - the Accrington Stanley League Cup fixture seems a prime candidate too!
^^^ The Great Newham Run is not part of the ticket giveaway. Newham Council are entitled to hold 10 events a year at the Stadium for whatever they want.
And the 100,000 tickets are for West Ham United matches!
From the Concession Agreement:
but contradicted in the agreement with:
From the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website:
Also, a recent FOI request seems to confirm that it's 100,00 for football:
So that's 4,000 free tickets per match. No wonder they need the increase in capacity!
"Sit down if you want Newham residents to be able to watch the match for free"
Yes but look at the most recently posted Newham Council Terms & Conditions for the free tickets - it clearly indicates a choice of athletics or concerts in addition to football:
My strong suspicion is that there's been a change in policy from the original intention. I think originally the 100k tickets were going to be for West Ham matches, when they probably predicted we wouldn't fill 54,000 every week anyway.
The demand has taken them by surprise, with now even 60k evidently not enough. So now it's for all stadium events not just West Ham Utd fixtures.
That concession agreement you've linked is dated March 2013. The QE Olympic Park website looks out-of-date too since it talks about what is going to happen in 2016. Whereas the Newham Council document is far more recent than either of those. So I wonder if the folks who answered the FOI request also referenced those out-of-date documents to find the answer they provided...
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