Karren Brady says next fortnight will be momentous for West Ham

West Ham United Vice Chairman Karren Brady during the Olympic Stadium press conference

West Ham have back-to-back Europa league ties to look forward to, before hosting Juventus and then the Premier League kick-off away to Chelsea on Aug 15.

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West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady has spoken to the club's official website ahead of what she says will be a momentous fortnight for the club.

The Hammers are preparing to take on Slovenian club Domzale in the qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday, before the return leg the following week will see the first ever West Ham game played at their new Olympic Stadium.

	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 OlympicsWest Ham's new Olympic Stadium will witness its first match on August 4th

With such an important stretch of games, Brady explained to whufc.com quite how significant the next couple of weeks will be for everyone concerned with the club.

"We’re almost there," she said. "The first game at our magnificent new home is less than a fortnight away. To think how far we’ve come in six years and how close we are now is astounding. We have so much to look forward to in the coming weeks. These are moments that will live long in the memory of the football club."

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

Since the arrival of Slaven Bilic last summer, the East London club have been transformed into not only an exciting team to watch, but also an extremely effective one.

Their move to the new stadium has elevated them alongside the Premier League's elite clubs, and they are now financially able to compete with so-called bigger clubs.

Their protracted pursuit of a striker has so far failed to yield dividends, but the calibre of player now on the Hammers' radar highlights just how far they have come as a club over the past few years.

With such exciting times ahead, the signing of a world-class striker really would be the icing on the cake for West Ham fans as the club heads into a new era.

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