The London Stadium – the new name for the Olympic Stadium – isn’t the only new home that the West Ham players will have to understand.

The club’s training facilities have also been upgraded and the move to Rush Green in Romford made permanent.

As the images show, the whole place has been spruced up with the latest gym equipment, stylish locker rooms and the imprint of the club.

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Manager Slaven Bilic instigated the move away from Chadwell Heath last season following a number of injuries caused by the uneven surface.

He said at the time: “I heard a lot about the pitches here, they are not ideal. They are slippery on the top but rock hard underneath and it is a bad combination.

“Over the time, players have been moaning about the pitches, they are not happy.”

Rush Green was formerly home to the Development Squad and U18s.

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Bilic’s worry

Slaven Bilic of West Ham United takes his press conference

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is wary of the move to the London Stadium pointing out that Arsenal’s move to the Emirates was accompanied by a drop in form.

Ahead of Thursday’s competitive curtain-raiser against NK Domzale in the Europa League he said: “Yes this is an opportunity for West Ham to establish themselves but this is dangerous.

“I am an optimistic person but 52,000 season tickets sold are not going to get you a throw-in in the game. They are not going to get you a corner. They are not going to get you a point.

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“The pitch is the same and you have to prove it. The stadium brings so many advantages and everybody is buzzing, blah, blah, blah. But it also has some minuses compared to Upton Park. It is up to us to use this great situation that we are privileged to be in.”

So far, no broadcaster has picked up the game for live broadcast. BT Sport covered the first leg live and will be covering the celebratory match against Juventus on Sunday (August 7).

The task ahead

Mark Noble scores a goal from penalty kick during the Europa League Third qualifying round first match between Domzale and West Ham at Stadion Stozice

West Ham need to overturn a 2-1 deficit against the Slovenian minnows NK Domzale who exposed the players’ lack of fitness and sharpness in the disappointing game last week.

However, the east Londoners should be assured of a noisy reception as a near sell-out crowd look to impose themselves on their new surroundings, a far cry from the cramped conditions of Upton Park.

Domzale boss Luka Elsner said: “A week’s salary of any of the West Ham players would be enough to cover the club’s expenses for a whole month.”

Transfer latest

Swansea striker is on the verge of sealing a move to West Ham and, according to reports, is only hours away from a medical. It is believed that Swansea have accepted the £20million offer for the 26-year-old.

However, the club has not written off their pursuit of Carlos Bacca who may make a decision based on whether West Ham still have European football on offer.

Meanwhile, Ayew’s striker brother, Jordan, may come to the London Stadium for £8million from Aston Villa and are also set to loan former Newcastle left-back Davide Santon from Inter Milan as cover for Aaron Cresswell, who is out injured.