David Gold gives Olympic Stadium update

Upton Park

West Ham's co-owner leaks promising news about the Olympic Stadium.


West Ham United will relocate to the Olympic Stadium this summer after 112 years at the Boleyn Ground.

It promises to be a teary-eyed afternoon on May 7 when the Hammers supporters leave Upton Park for the final time after the visit of Swansea City.

But joint chairman David Gold says that the wheels are in motion to customise their new home in true West Ham fashion after announcing that the first claret seats had been installed at the Olympic Stadium.


The Irons have only seven matches to go before they pack their bags and head to Stratford, but manager Slaven Bilic could well ensure that European football is part of the coronation year.

It has been a wonderful campaign for the Croatian in his first season in charge, with United outside the top six on just goal difference from Southampton.

They are one point behind fifth-placed Manchester United - who occupy the position which guarantees a Europa League playoff spot - and seven adrift of the top four.

Bilic's men host relegation-threatened Sunderland in the East of London on Saturday afternoon.

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