Ingenious West Ham fans makes sure Upton Park stays with them forever

Upton Park

An ingenious spot of upcycling by some West Ham United fans will ensure the club's beloved Boleyn Ground will stay with them forever.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic celebrates after the match with their coaching staffWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic celebrates after the final game at the Boleyn with his coaching staff

West Ham United could not have wished for a better send-off for their beloved Boleyn Ground.

The Hammers brought the curtain down on 112 years of history at their beloved Upton Park with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester United in May.

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Olympic Stadium awaits

It was a fitting send off for the famous old ground before the club moves to its new 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium home later this month and they signed off in the best way with the Hammers coming from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in the last 10 minutes.

The match was covered live as was the colourful closing ceremony which was beamed all around the world.

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A lasting memory of the Boleyn

With supporters desperate for a lasting souvenir from the famous old ground, the Hammers released a number of initiatives including printing thousands more last game programmes, commemorative ticket stubs and the chance to buy your season ticket seat.

The plastic back and base of the seats are put into a display box and thousands took the club up on the chance to buy a lasting memory.

West Ham's Winston Reid celebrates scoring their third goalWest Ham's Winston Reid has his own souvenir, the last ever goal at Upton Park

Ingenious upcycling

Now the first pictures have emerged on Twitter of some ingenious upcycling of the plastic seat parts.

Train driver and Hammers fan Graham Cox converted his into a chair as did fellow supporter Sean Phillips.

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