Explosions at Boleyn Ground planned for tonight and Sunday

PUBLISHED: 16:21 15 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:53 15 September 2016

Boleyn Ground, Green Street, West Ham match 25 August 2016

Boleyn Ground, Green Street, West Ham match 25 August 2016


Two large explosions - complete with fireballs - are set to happen in the former West Ham stadium at Upton Park tonight and on Sunday.

The controlled blasts are part of a forthcoming action film called Final Score that is being shot in the football ground.

A letter seen by the Recorder from production company Drybake says: “There will be a very large bang and then a controlled fireball within the stadium that will last a few seconds.”

The detonations will occur between 9pm and 10pm, and an airhorn or siren will go off beforehand to alert anyone in the area.

The film’s producers advise people “to stay away from windows facing the stadium as soon as you hear the warning airhorn between the aforementioned hours,” and suggests keeping pets indoors.

The letter explains “the explosions are designed to create a visual effect similar to a real explosion but without the accompanying blast damage”.

It assures residents that the work will be carried out by “an experienced visual effects team”, fire cover will be in place, and the police have been informed.

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