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West Ham to go ahead London Stadium expansion plans after receiving clearance

West Ham to go ahead London Stadium expansion plans after receiving clearance

London Stadium to be expanded

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have taken one further step in their on-going project to build the club up to challenge the established elite in the Premier League today after the Hammers received clearance to go ahead with expansions plans for the London Stadium.

According to SkySports, West ham will expand the grounds capacity from 60,000 to 62,500 after the 2,500-seat addition is the first step in plans to raise the overall capacity of the London Stadium to 67,000.

https://twitter.com/SkySportsPL/status/1453379711690674179?s=20

Should the planned total expansion eventually be reached, West Ham would boast the second-largest ground in the Premier League behind Manchester United’s Old Trafford (75,635) while pulling ahead of Tottenham’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,850) and Arsenal’s Emirates stadium (60,704), which would make it the largest club ground in London.

West Ham vice-chairman Baroness Brady stated the following;

“Since the regular return of supporters this year, we have seen a terrific response with every Premier League fixture so far this season sold out, and we thank them for their continued fantastic backing including breaking attendance records as part of regular capacity crowds at London Stadium.

The application to increase the matchday capacity will give an even greater number of our fans the opportunity to watch our exciting team in action in person. 

This is another great sign of progression during a hugely-positive time for the club.”

West Ham enjoying the good times

It has been a hugely-positive time for the club indeed, as Baroness Brady so aptly mentioned.

West Ham have gone through a period of rapid growth over the last near-year and a half, and it was not all that long ago that the club was threatened with relegation.

But the progression seen under boss David Moyes that pushed the Hammers up the table last season to a highly credible sixth place finish and just two-points off a magical run into the top four.

West Ham to go ahead London Stadium expansion plans after receiving clearance

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Declan Rice of West Ham United celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between West Ham United and Rapid Wien at Olympic Stadium on September 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The current 2021-22 Premier League campaign is going swimmingly as well, as Moyes has guided West Ham to fourth after a solid start that has included wins in three of their last-four league outings, as well as the club topping Group H in their Europa League campaign with three wins from three while having yet to concede.

Should plans to hit the full desired stadium expansion continue to coincide with the clubs progress on the pitch, West Ham could be on the doorstep of challenging the elite of English football the organic way. The right way.


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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