West Ham fans find seats missing at first London Stadium match

PUBLISHED: 15:54 22 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:42 22 August 2016

West Ham fans were left without seats for the match against AFC Bournemouth

West Ham fans were left without seats for the match against AFC Bournemouth

Paul @prematchmeal

The company operating the London Stadium has apologised after 56 West Ham fans turned up to yesterday’s match against Bournemouth to find their seats missing.

A spokesman for LS185 said: “London Stadium wish to apologise to those West Ham United Season Ticket Holders who were unable to sit in their allocated seats for Sunday’s Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth.

“An error in administration meant that a small number of supporters had to use alternative seats after the issue was recognised by our event stewards.

“All affected seats will be re-installed as a matter of priority ahead of Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match with Astra Giurgiu.”

West Ham United added that it will ensure the supporters affected will receive compensation.

The stadium’s capacity was reduced from a planned 60,000 to 57,000 for the fixture after the London Stadium Safety Advisory Group (LSSAG) raised concerns about the number of supporters standing during the matches against NK Domzale and Juventus.

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

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