The Times- West Ham open to sharing Olympic Stadium

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  1. sundanceyid10

    sundanceyid10 Well-Known Member

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    Lower seats a bit better, but I agree that seems a very long distance. I wouldnt be very happy with that. I sure hope our seat will be way closer at the new statium.
     
  2. Hoopspur

    Hoopspur Sometimes I wonder why I bother

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    30 meters from the edge of the pitch to the seats behind the dugouts! :eek:
     
  3. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    Ours are 8m and 5m.
     
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  4. sundanceyid10

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    Just seen on TV properly for the first time, it looks really bad. I thought I read somewhere Brady said the running track was going to be completely covered by moveable stands. The fans look a long way from the pitch. It is not a stadium I would be happy with as a fan.
     
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  5. southlondonyiddo

    southlondonyiddo Well-Known Member

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    Will get planning for 66k soon according to David Gold
     
  6. thinktank

    thinktank Hmmm...

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    That'd be the roof then - 5 bob a seat, guv.

    Any old iron, any old iron, any any any old iron.... *plays the spoons*
     
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37075120

    :)
     
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    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/foo...ce-the-same-problems-as-arsenal-a3326261.html

    Tony Evans: West Ham's London Stadium is soulless - the Hammers now face the same problems as Arsenal
    It must have seemed that West Hamstruck gold when they were given the keys to the Olympic Stadium. Arsene Wenger compared it to “winning the lottery.” The Arsenal manager may review that statement when he visits the renamed London Stadium in December.

    The financial benefits of moving from Upton Park made it a simple decision to leave. An initial payment of £15million and yearly rent of £2.5m for a 60,000-seater venue – plus other benefits – made relocation a no-brainer. Some things do not show up on the balance sheet, though.

    Hammers fans have embraced their new home with gusto, trying to create a raucous background to the game. Against Bournemouth, in their first Premier League match in Stratford, they rose to the occasion.

    But it will take a serious level of commitment to keep up the clamour. This is a building that seems to have been designed to drain atmosphere.

    The hollering in the stands does not echo. It evaporates. Upton Park earned West Ham 10 points a season. The London Stadium may well cost them that number.

    It is not designed for football. The £272m spent on making the conversion has not justified the price tag. Players and supporters feel like visitors from another sport.

    It will make Slaven Bilic’s task harder. The dugouts are a penalty-area’s length away from the pitch. The West Ham manager needs a mobile phone to consult with his assistants as he prowls the line.

    Yet it is not just logistics. Can the East End earthiness, the homeliness, the humour – and, even, the threat – be conjured up in this soulless place?

    In Pictures: West Ham vs Bournemouth
    Wenger may recognise something when he experiences the atmosphere first-hand. The Emirates has never recreated the maelstrom that Highbury generated.

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    One of the most successful periods in Arsenal history ended when the team switched homes. The Frenchman blames the mortgage repayments, but that was only part of the story. A sense of purpose left with the sense of place.

    Slaven Bilic on the atmosphere in the Olympic stadium

    The move has made the Hammers wealthier, but some of the richness of the club’s culture has been lost.

    Four years on from the London Games it is hard to believe this site will ever reach the heights of 2012. West Ham will have to work hard to ensure they were not given fool’s gold when they were handed this stadium.
     
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  9. FibreOpticJesus

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  10. SugarRay

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    The same as when they "increased" the capacity to 60k, all they are doing is just selling the seats that were deemed way too far away to be offered for sale originally!
    There is a pretty large section of West Ham that refuse to acknowledge just how shit the stadium is for football. You just know they go home and think, 'actually, that was pretty strange today...actually, it was pretty strange and pretty shit'

    It's just a really weird place. Given Sunday was their first ever league game there, the atmosphere was one of the worst I have seen/heard.
     
  11. VegasII

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    Is that the capacity of the crowd or the amount they're paying as a bung?
     
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  12. pook

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    :D:D:D
     
  13. inclineyid

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    Highbury the Library more like except when we took the North Bank or won FA Cup semi's there
     
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  14. Flynn

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    At least no one can accuse arsenal of piping in crowd noise
     
  15. Gb160

    Gb160 Aggressivity

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    Yeah but they pay people to wave massive flags when they score...almost as bad IMO.
     
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  16. inclineyid

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    And painted a sexist, racist mural lets not forget the massive shit ****s
     
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  17. philip

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    Is it terrible that I think that the flag thing works?
     
  18. Gb160

    Gb160 Aggressivity

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    Yes.
    Yes it is.
    I've called u a cab.
     
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  19. Khilari

    Khilari Plumber. Sort of.

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    Cummon! The massive banners rolled out at Wembley for us were awesome. Some flags would be cool.
     
  20. Gb160

    Gb160 Aggressivity

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    I've got no probs with flags and banners, it's paying people to wave them that's shit.
     
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