London Stadium seating problems resolved ahead of Europa League tie

PUBLISHED: 10:54 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:54 25 August 2016

Inside West Ham's new home at the London Stadium

Inside West Ham's new home at the London Stadium


Missing seats at the London Stadium have been installed ahead of tonight’s West Ham match.

The club announced that all seats for allocated season ticket holders have been put in the ground, following what it called an “administrative error” where some home fans did not have seats for Sunday’s clash against AFC Bournemouth.

A club spokesman said: “At West Ham’s insistence, the issue has been immediately rectified in time for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match with Astra Giurgiu.

“Those fans who found themselves in that position [without seats] were offered alternative seats elsewhere in the stadium, but some chose not to move, leading to images circulating on social media of fans located in areas without seats.

“It had always been expected that, as with any new stadium, there would be some teething problems to resolve arising from West Ham’s opening matches at London Stadium, but the club are nevertheless deeply disappointed by the inconvenience caused to those fans at the first home Premier League match on Sunday.

“The club has written individually to each affected supporter to apologise and offer further compensation for their inconvenience.”

West Ham fans can also check out our interactive timeline charting the club’s move to the London Stadium.

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