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Fans told not to use Westfield before West Ham’s first game

PUBLISHED: 11:22 04 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:59 04 August 2016

Barriers outside Westfield

Barriers outside Westfield

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Barriers have been erected at the entrances of Westfield Stratford City ahead of the West Ham’s first home game in their new stadium.

Barriers have been erected at the entrances of Westfield Stratford City ahead of the West Ham’s first home game in their new stadium.

One hour before kick off, supporters will be advised to use Montfichet Road instead of going through the shopping centre for health and safety reasons.

Fans will also be advised to use the Montfichet Road route as they make their way back from the stadium as well.

A West Ham spokesperson said: “It is not closed to the general public and after the game if you have a hotel reservation or a parking chip you will be granted access to Westfield via Chestnut place.”

The decision to set up the barriers was made between West Ham FC and Westfield.

West Ham fan and blogger, Sean Whetstone, said he understood the decision but thinks that fans should have been informed sooner.

“I understand why shoppers might not want 54,000 fans tramping through their shopping centre but equally West Ham should have communicated with fans before today to be honest.

“Some fans planned to eat or drink there before kick off and some planned to park there. It’s all about communication and managing expectations really,” said Sean.

Tonight’s match between West Ham and Domzale kicks off at the Olympic Stadium at 7.45pm.

For more travel advice ahead of the match visit the club’s website here.


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