Sunday 17 July 2016

Fans Seek Clarity on Olympic Stadium Opener

Calls are being made for West Ham to clarify their plans for the first game at the Olympic Stadium. Many fans purchased tickets for the clash with Juventus on August 7th in the belief that they would witness history being made with the first game at the Olympic Stadium.

However, the Hammers involvement in the Europa cup has apparently scuppered those plans as the Hammers' first fixture at their new Stratford home could well now be a third qualifying round clash against either Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus or Slovenian side Domzale. 

This fixture is also shrouded in uncertainty as the home leg is scheduled for July 28 but the club have made requested Uefa to switch the order of the tie so that they might play the second leg at home thus ensuring that the Olympic Stadium is ready. Apparently preliminary discussion indicate that both Shakhtyor and Domzale are agreable in principle to such a switch, but the final decision must be approved by UEFA.

A club statement to guide fans would surely be in order as many will really want to be present for the Olympic stadium opener?

The first Premier League fixture at the stadium will be against Bournemouth on Sunday, August 21.


  1. i have a holiday booked in slovenia for august the 4th,i hope the keep the away game date as it is.

    1. Jayz, you might get to both legs!

      or neither!

    2. What u at for tomorrow's game? North Tipp Hammers Supporters club meeting in Ballina.......

  2. Karren Brady already confirmed the switch!!

  3. Instead of trying to change the UEFA schedule why not play the home leg on the date set, but at Wembley (or White Hart Lane - ha, ha). That way, Juventus will still play in the new stadium opener and everyone will be happy.


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