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