West Ham chief David Gold makes stadium revelation on Twitter ahead of big move

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West Ham United co-owner David Gold has made a surprising revelation on Twitter about the club's move to the Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers are on course to smash their season ticket figures when they move to the Olympic Stadium in the summer.

The East Londoners leave their 35,000 capacity Boleyn Ground home of 112 years for Stratford, which was set to be a 54,000 capacity stadium.

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

When they move there was always the potential option to increase the Olympic Stadium capacity to 66,000 in the future.

The club recently revealed they were looking into increasing that capacity for the future after even better than expected season ticket sales.

Capacity boosted sooner than expected?

And it may happen even sooner than Hammers fans expected after Gold took to Twitter to clarify the situation after being asked would the extra seats be available from the first season at the stadium.

He said: "Yes, it's possible that the capacity of the new stadium will rise to 60,000 for the start of the new season."

Judging by latest figures, the Hammers have moved quickly to increase capacity due to demand.

The club recently revealed they have already sold more season tickets than ever and are closing in on at least 40,000 fully paid up fans with five months of sales still to go.

Figures make a mockery of 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.

And it also begs the question of when and not if the Hammers bump it up to 66,000 to increase revenue and grow the club even further still.

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