Former Arsenal player Adrian Clarke suggested West Ham United have got a great deal out of their move to the Olympic Stadium.
The BBC has reported that the Hammers will pay roughly £2 million per season to use the Olympic Stadium, which is one of the reasons attributed to the Hammers’ ability to slash season ticket prices when the move into the ground.
“Look, no one can deny that West Ham have got a great deal out of the Olympic Stadium – I think they’re going to pay around £2 million per year – It’s fantastic that they are giving something back to the fans,” he said.
It’s a no brainer for West Ham because the reduced cost of a season ticket at the Olympic Stadium, the cheapest £289 according to the BBC, makes watching them substantially more affordable.
The stadium being next to Stratford also means the ground can be accessed from any of nine different rail lines, with the area included on the central line of the London Underground tube network.
In short, it will be easier than ever before for a lot of fans to watch the Hammers and they can do so without having to pay over the odds in the process.
Whether the Hammers are attacked by other clubs for the move is irrelevant and the club deserves massive praise for utilising an opportunity to reward fans for their loyalty over several years.