There’ll be plenty of nostalgia on Tuesday night (May 10) as the curtain falls on the Boleyn Ground.
But with the momentum West Ham have gained over the past season, the future is just as packed with talking points.
Fans will bid a fond farewell to the Green Street temple but they already have one eye on the treasures yet to come in Stratford E20.
Evidence of this comes in one statistic – West Ham have sold all of their season tickets for next season. That’s 50,000. Capacity at Upton Park is 35,000 so already the noise level will rise, despite the lack of proximity that made the old ground such a fearsome place to play.
The figure means the east London club has the second highest number of season ticket holders in the Premier League.
The club’s vice-chairman, Karren Brady, said: “David Sullivan, David Gold and I have always believed in the West Ham fanbase and knew we could fill the new stadium
“Reports consistently show that we have highest average capacity in the Premier League and every game in our final season at the Boleyn Ground sold out within days of going on sale.
“So having made the bold decision to move to the former Olympic Stadium, we are delighted to see how it has captured the imagination of the Hammers fanbase.”
A statement from West Ham said : “The club’s increase in capacity from 35,000 at the Boleyn Ground to 60,000 at the former Olympic Stadium also makes it the biggest and most successful stadium move in Britain in the modern era.”