Karren Brady celebrates two major West Ham stadium milestones on Twitter

Karren Brady

Work to transform the Olympic Stadium into West Ham United's new home truly got under way this week.

The Hammers will leave their beloved Boleyn Ground home of 112 years for the 54,000 seater stadium in Stratford this summer.

Until now the club's fans have only had artists' impressions of how the stadium will look once it has been transformed to go on.

But with the move just over three months away, the first true signs of West Ham-ification has started.

'It's happening!'

Hammers chief executive executive Karren Brady has taken to Twitter to announce that West Ham's claret and blue seating is on its way after a section of the old ones were removed to form the club's name and emblem across the main stand.

"Exciting! It's happening the new West Ham seats (are) going into our stadium, as well as a new pitch," Brady posted on Twitter.

According to the club's official website, containers holding the first batch of seats off production are being shipped to Stratford, with the blue seats set to follow in the coming weeks.

Just the first step

The seats are just the first step towards making the Olympic Stadium West Ham's new home.

The Champions statue currently situated outside Upton Park will be relocated to the new ground while the John Lyall Gates will be moved inside the club shop at the Olympic Park.

A huge digital wrap will go around the entire stadium on the outside turning it into one giant TV screen while inside at either end there will be two of the biggest TVs in the world, measuring in at over 27 metres each.

Branding around the ground will also be in claret and blue as are the changing rooms and the club's new pitch will be a Desso GrassMaster which is a mix of artificial and natural grass and have been used in various guises at Upton Park since 2002.

London Mayor Boris Johnson says the move to the Olympic Stadium makes West Ham the 'biggest project of their kind in Europe' and has backed them to change the face of London when they move.

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