West Ham reveal project development team

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 11th February 2020

West Ham have released more details regarding the restructuring of the seating configuration planned for the coming summer.

It was announced recently that the two ends will be squared off when the current 2019/20 campaign ends in May.

And the club confirmed on Tuesday that Arena Events Group - who claim on their website to be "a leading temporary structures supplier for events of all sizes" - have been appointed to drive the project.



How the new stand may look [img: WHUFC]


"Arena will deliver two new lower tier stands bringing fans closer to the pitch, many by more than four metres, with the stand being squared off in line with a more traditional football stadium configuration behind the goals," read a statement issued on behalf of West Ham.

"The club and E20 will now look to explore the opportunities the new seating configuration presents to further enhance the match day experience and incorporate yet further the famous claret and blue at the stadium.

"Following a period of design development, E20 and West Ham United will review the stands with the aim of installing the seats this summer. In line with the board's commitment, the club is constantly working hard to continue to enhance the match day experience at every level."

Despite the club's plans, many supporters remain unconvinced that the changes will make much if any difference to the match day experience. "Only two options will work [at the stadium]," wrote KUMB member Samba. "Complete demolition and a rebuild - or we leave.

"This tinkering won't work, never will work and will improve nothing. The board are simply using it to try to lessen the effect of the recent and forthcoming protests."

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