West Ham co-chairman David Gold reassures fans on Twitter over Olympic Stadium appearance

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The seats in the Olympic Stadium will be claret and blue, declares West Ham co-chairman David Gold.

West Ham United will be moving out of their beloved Boleyn Ground into the vacant London Olympic Stadium built for the 2012 Olympics.

The Hammers will move into the ground in 2016, while Upton Park will be torn down, with new homes, retail outlets and leisure facilities going onto the site instead.

But times move on and the switch will see West Ham take tenancy of the third biggest stadium in England and hopefully propel them into the top echelon of English football.

However, one concern for West Ham fans has been the seating inside the stadium.

At the moment the colouring is a white and black number, rather than the claret and blue West Ham fans would be used to.

However, club co- chairman David Gold assured fans on Twitter yesterday that the seating would be changing as soon as West Ham move into their new home.

He Tweeted:

This will be good news for West Ham fans. They have had worries about the change in stadium for a while. The first worry was over the running track, but a 'rolling stand' means the fans will not be miles away from the pitch, yet the stadium will still have its athletics purpose, helping to maintain the 2012 legacy.

It seems that The Hammers know what the fans want and are doing everything within their power to ensure that they are both respectful to the current stadium, but also appreciative of their fans - whom they are essentially evicting into a newer, more modern home.

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