West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has issued a formal club statement regarding the upcoming changes to London Stadium for the 2022/23 season ahead.
As exclusively revealed by our man-in-the-know ExWHUemployee recently, the club are currently carrying out renovation works to the West Stand, which will see more seats added, the gaps between tiers closed and fans closer to the pitch.
In the statement the club also confirmed that the capacity is being increased to 62,500 which will mean West Ham have the 2nd highest stadium capacity in the Premier League, only behind Manchester United.
The statement from the club confirmed the following changes:
- London Stadium’s capacity is set to increase to 62,500 seats.*
- The West Stand Lower Tier will be reconfigured to further develop a more traditional football stadium layout, bringing the upper and lower tiers closer together and more fans nearer to the action.
- Affordable family football remains at the heart of everything we do, and the Club has ensured that our hugely popular £99 junior Season Ticket will continue in 2022/23.
- A new entry level adult Season Ticket is being introduced for £299 – the cheapest adult Season Ticket in London in the Premier League.
- The introduction of a new Under 18s Season Ticket band will replace the existing Under 16s ticket, meaning that young supporters can benefit from lower-priced Season Tickets for longer, as part of our commitment to affordable top-flight football for young people and families.
- We are introducing a new ‘1966 West’ band, replicating the hugely popular 1966 seats in the Billy Bonds Stand.
- After two seasons of price freezes across the board, there will be a small uplift on some of our Season Ticket prices for 2022/23, with a cost per game increase from just 79p in the lowest General Admissions band to just over £5 in the highest General Admissions band.
- Our ongoing commitment to deliver enhancements and improvements in Club London will see an improved matchday experience for our loyal and valued members, with a small price increase where applicable.
- The Season Ticket renewal window will open on Friday 8 April for for all supporters – General Admission Season Ticket Holders and Club London Members
- Supporters in the reconfigured West Stand Lower Tier and Club London have been contacted and will be given priority when renewals open on Friday, at which time they will receive tailored communications detailing what these exciting changes mean for them.
- Supporters on the Season Ticket Priority List who are in line to receive a Season Ticket for 2022/23 will have the option to pay a £50 deposit to secure their seat for next year from Monday 11 April, replicating the hugely successful process undertaken ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
- Supporters will also be able to apply to renew their Season Ticket in monthly instalments using our simple payment plan, delivered with our partner V12 Season Ticket Finance.
“We are always listening to our supporters and working hard to improve their experience at London Stadium,” said Brady. “In line with the fantastic feedback we’ve received from them. The expected increase in capacity will see London Stadium become one of the highest-attended grounds in the capital and indeed the country, giving an even greater number of our supporters the opportunity to watch our exciting team in action.
“We have had some fantastic moments at London Stadium this season, including memorable Premier League wins against Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea and, of course, the unforgettable night and atmosphere against Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League, and we thank supporters for their continued fantastic backing. This is another great sign of progression during a hugely positive time for the Club.”