New footage of Tottenham stadium world-first will only add to West Ham fans' anger

An aerial view of the London Stadium and ArcelorMittal Orbit is pictured during a flight over the capital London in a Cessna 172 plane on August 1, 2017.

New footage of a world first at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium makes particularly painful viewing for West Ham United fans.

An aerial view of the London Stadium and ArcelorMittal Orbit is pictured during a flight over the capital London in a Cessna 172 plane on August 1, 2017.

A large section of West Ham United fans are unhappy with how the club's heralded move to the former Olympic Stadium has panned out so far.

The Hammers' move to Stratford from their beloved Upton Park was beset by problems from the start.

Ahead of the stadium move, Hammers fans were promised a genuine retractable seating solution and that West Ham fixtures would always take presidence in communications from the club.

In reality they have been left with a temporary lower tier built on a complex scaffolding which takes weeks to deconstruct and reconstruct between football and athletics mode each summer and having to wait until mid-September to play their first home game of the new season due to the IAAF World Championships being staged there.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

The distance from the stands to the pitch is a major bone of contention for many fans with the bowl shape of the venue the biggest problem as the stadium was not built with football in mind.

The apathy in the stands was equalled by performances on the pitch as West Ham - like most teams tend to when moving grounds - struggled and picked up just seven league wins at home last season.

Ironically West Ham's bitter rivals Spurs actually launched legal action to try and stop the club moving to the ground.

In hindsight had Tottenham been successful that may have been for the best.

And as Slaven Bilic's side prepare for the first home game of their second season at the London Stadium they will undoubtedly be envious of the latest video showing off Spurs' state of the art ground boasting a world-first dividing retractable pitch.

Slaven Bilic manager of West Ham United and Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at...

While West Ham failed to deliver on the promise of state of the art retractable seating, Spurs have taken things to another level for their 61,000 seater ground.

The real turf football pitch will sit in three pitch-long steel trays, each weighing more than 3,000 tonnes, and will retract under the South Stand to reveal the artificial playing surface underneath.

It will take approximately 25 minutes to switch from one surface to another.

West Ham's home stadium - of which the club are only anchor tenants rather than owners - takes as long as 15 days to switch between football and athletics modes even with a team of labourers working 24 hours a day, and the same again to put them back.

The seats then have to be stored off-site in a specific configuration to enable them to be put back again, like a giant jigsaw puzzle.

Even the most ardent Hammer will concede that Tottenham's new ground is looking rather special. 

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