Bilic eases fears some West Ham fans may have over Olympic Stadium

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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has given his thoughts on the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic told West Ham TV that the club’s fans have nothing to worry about in terms of the suitability of their new home at the Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers move to Stratford at the end of the forthcoming season in a move, which will hopefully see the club close the gap on the top six.

The worry that some fans may have over the move is the idea of watching football on a pitch surrounded by a running track, but Bilic doesn’t think that’s going to be a problem in the ground.

“It’s not typical and it’s still not finished – Anywhere you sit you have the perfect view. It’s too good, it’s just perfect really,” he told WHTV.

Why is the stadium move important?

It’s a necessary move for West Ham because they need to increase their support base and make the most of the corporate possibilities that the new ground represents.

West Ham’s aim will be to win a place in Europe and to sustain that level of performance for several years.

If the Hammers are in Europe when they move to Stratford, it’s a platform which allows Bilic to expose his players to pressure and extra scrutiny, while creating a chance for the club to renegotiate various commercial agreements, with the grounds to justify extra cash.

Upton Park will always be home to a lot of West Ham supporters but the Olympic Stadium provides the club with a chance to maximised revenues without the burden of having to pay off stadium debts for years.

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