David Gold shuts down worrying Olympic Stadium rumour on Twitter

David Gold

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has moved to quash a worrying rumour doing the rounds about the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham's Winston Reid celebrates scoring their third goalWest Ham's Winston Reid celebrates scoring their third goal

The Hammers brought the curtain down on 112 years of history at their beloved Boleyn Ground at the end of the season with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester United.

And now all eyes are on their big move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium down the road in Stratford.

The stadium transformation has been moving at a pace with the brand new club store set to open soon.

But rumours have abound on social media and unofficial West Ham forums that the transformation of the stadium is running 12 weeks behind which could mean it won't be ready in time for the big Premier League kick-off.

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	West Ham's co owner David Gold poses outside the construction of the Olympic Stadium.  West Ham have proposed to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 London OlympicsHammersOS West Ham's co owner David Gold poses outside the construction of the Olympic Stadium. West Ham have proposed to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 London Olympics

'This is not true'

However, as the clock ticks down to the club's opening game against as yet unknown opposition in the Europa League at the end of July/beginning of August co-owner Gold has flatly denied the rumours in a post on Twitter.

"This is not true," Gold replied to the suggestion the stadium is 12 weeks behind.

"The OS is on schedule."

He was asked again whether the stadium would be ready in time and reiterated: "The new stadium is on schedule."

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Sewing the seeds of success

Proof to that end came this week when West Ham's official website revealed the first seeds have been sown on their new state of the art Desso pitch.

According to the club's official website the work will result in the Hammers playing on a 'world-class surface' after the four-hour seeding, which was captured in a time lapse video.

The first sprouts of grass will now be sprouting five days after the seeding and the pitch should be ready for its inaugural full cut later this week.

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