David Gold comments on rumours of 66,000 capacity increase at new West Ham stadium

Upton Park

West Ham United could be playing in front of 66,000 fans in the not too distant future.

West Ham United joint-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to answer a question regarding the club’s new ground.

The Hammers will move from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium at the end of the season and following on from the announcement that capacity would increase to 60,000, it is now being suggested that in time that will grow even more…to 66,000.

One West Ham fan was keen to know more and asked Gold about the situation on social media site Twitter, to which the Hammers supremo replied, “66,000 is possible for the 2017/18 season.”

That would be a huge boost for a side that looks to be very much on the up under manager Slaven Bilic.

The former Croatian international has signed some superb players since taking charge of the Hammers and with a wonderful new stadium next season it would be no surprise if he manages to tempt some superstar names to the club to join the likes of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini.

For now West Ham will be focused on trying to leapfrog Manchester City and finish in the Champions League qualifying places, and from there the sky really would be the limit.

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