Video: West Ham's emotional film has fans dreading Boleyn Ground farewell

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West Ham United have released a video about their farewell season at the Boleyn Ground which has been leaving the club's fans with a tear in their eye.

The next two years promise to be an exciting time for the Hammers on and off the pitch with a new manager in place, new players coming in and a new stadium on the way.

But it is also set to be an emotionally charged season as the club gets ready to leave its Boleyn Ground home of 111 years when they make the move down the road to Stratford.

Their home since 1904 will be bulldozed when the club leaves to take up residence in the 54,000-seater Olympic Stadium back in their native West Ham.

Some fans are not happy about the move and point to the rich history of the ground, which has been home to legends such as Bobby Moore over the years, as reason enough to stay put.

But co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold insisted the club must move in order to compete at the highest level and increase its revenue.

Upton Park is steeped in history and has seen the likes of legendary World Cup winning captain Moore grace its hallowed turf.

Moore is joined by other legends and a string of classic moments to be featured in a fantastic, tear-jerking video montage which has been put together by West Ham's media team ahead of their final season at the famous stadium.

Posting the video on the club's official website, a spokesman said: "Our final season at the Boleyn Ground will be a special one, a season like no other."

During the final season the club has pledged to give its ground the fitting farewell it deserves before it makes way for a housing development.

The club added: "Working in consultation with supporters, plans are being put in place for themed matchdays to pay homage to the Club’s legendary figures, honour our famous Academy graduates, celebrate the greatest goals and relive those special moments which had to be seen, to be believed."

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