David Gold boasts about West Ham fanbase on Twitter after club tops the charts again

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West Ham United co-owner David Gold was feeling very proud of his supporters and took to Twitter to show off.

The Hammers will leave their 35,000 capacity Boleyn Ground home of 112 years for the 54,000 seater Olympic Stadium down the road in Stratford next summer.

The East Londoners currently have over 20,000 season ticket holders and the most they have sold in one season is 26,000.

But Gold has been singing the praises of his supporters on Twitter after revealing that the Hammers have once again recorded the best attendance record in the country.

Proud boast

Posting on the social networking site Gold boasted: "West Ham United have again topped the attendance charts for the percentage of seats filled.

"The Hammers had an impressive 99.71% seats full for their last game."

What makes the statistic all the more impressive is the fact the game was broadcast live on Sky Sports at the unusual kick-off time of 2.05pm on a Sunday and was against West Bromich Albion, hardly one of the league's glamour ties.

Ill-informed predictions

The figures make a mockery of ill-informed predictions from pundits and rival fans that the Hammers would struggle to fill their new home.

It was revealed last week that the club had already sold close to 40,000 season tickets for the Olympic Stadium with eight months still to go.

That, and the current impressive figures, begs the question of when and not if the Hammers bump up their new home's capacity to 66,000 to increase revenue and grow the club even further.

The Hammers travel to Manchester United tomorrow and will be cheered on by 3,000 loyal away supporters at Old Trafford.

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