West Ham United will leave the Boleyn Ground and move to the Olympic Stadium at the end of the season.
Former Queens Park Rangers and Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins asked an interesting question of West Ham United’s move to the Olympic Stadium on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (March 3).
“Are they going to be able to generate that similar atmosphere in the new stadium because I think the supporters were the extra player there?” asked the former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder.
Wilkins made the comments following West Ham’s 1-0 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday evening.
The West Ham fans, who have been brilliant all season, were in loud voice throughout the 90 minutes against Spurs.
This is the Hammers’ last season at the Boleyn Ground, after which they will move to the Olympic Stadium.
The London outfit are aiming to fill the entire the 54,000 capacity stadium, but many will doubt whether it will have the same atmosphere as the Boleyn Ground.
The Boleyn Ground has been the home of West Ham for 112 years and can hold 35,000 spectators.
West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 46 points from 28 matches, just a point behind Manchester City, who are currently fourth in the standings and have a game in hand.