Photo: West Ham announce new Olympic Stadium plans

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The Hammers will play their home games in the Olympic Stadium from the 2016-17 campaign.

West Ham have unveiled their latest plans for their Olympic Stadium move on the club’s official site.

A new seating design will be implemented featuring the club’s famous claret and blue colours, along with an emblazoned ‘West Ham’ on the East stand and crossed hammer symbols on both the North and South stands.

The announcement also mentions a ‘world class playing surface’, upgrades to the VIP offering and the confirmation that 20,000 new people have joined the priority list for season tickets.

“It is important to note that this transformation, along with several others, is being completely funded by West Ham United as another example of our commitment to pay our way at the new Stadium,” said Vice-Chairman Karren Brady

“We have always pledged that the new Stadium will look and feel like West Ham’s home and today’s announcement is further evidence that we have absolutely kept our promise.”

The announcement will come as good news at a time when matters on the pitch aren’t going fully to plan.

Slaven Bilic’s men recovered from their Europa League exit to record a fantastic opening day Premier League win against Arsenal at the Emirates, but have since suffered two home defeats on the bounce – conceding six goals in the process.

Early optimism over the Croatian’s appointment and the signing of high-profile talent like Dmitri Payet and Pedro Obiang has been dampened in the last few weeks.

The manner of the Hammers’ recent defeats have been a cause for concern and with a trip to Anfield next up for the East London club, Bilic has his work cut out to arrest the slump.

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