Filed: Monday, 12th September 2016
By: Staff Writer
West Ham United have demanded that Olympic Stadium operators LS185 provide a Police presence inside the stadium following a string of unsavoury incidents.
And the club have also listened to supporters demanding the ability to relocate inside the ground after effectively admitting their much-vaunted migration plan has failed.
In a statement posted earlier this evening on whufc.com, the club confirmed that a meeting with LS185 had taken place on Monday afternoon.
"Whilst West Ham United do not hold the Safety Certificate (this is held by LS185) or control the security at the stadium, the club is doing everything possible within its jurisdiction to help provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all supporters" it read.
"Today, the club have insisted that E20 guarantee a police presence in the stadium. In addition, the club also specified a number of essential important improvements to match day operations moving forward, including the need for LS185 to bolster the stewarding and security operation in terms of numbers, but also in terms of the level training and experience they have dealing with Premier League football matches.
"The club has already taken action to improve all match day elements within their control, including the relocation of young children and families from areas where the fans are more vociferous and the issuing of season long bans for supporters engaging in antisocial behaviour."
Action has been taken by the club after a string of stewards contacted KUMB.com to complain about the manner in which LS185 were handling operations at the Olympic Stadium.
Meanwhile an earlier seat-swap facility, created by KUMB Forum member The Boleyn Hound, was forced to close after a complaint by the Premier League.
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