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Away Fans Allocation in the Olympic Stadium

Those West Ham supporters hoping away fans will tucked away in the upper tier gods at the Olympic Stadium could be in a major disappointment. Planning permission documents submitted by the LLDC show that the away fans are most likely to be segregated in the South West corner of both the lower and upper tiers. The diagram below shows a 5% section, the likely standard away allocation for the Olympic Stadium totaling just 2,700. Contrary to popular belief there is no minimum away allocation in Premier League matches. The diagram also shows a 15% away fan allocation or 8,100 which would take over the majority of the upper and lower south stands. These will primary be used for FA Cup matches where 15% is required as long as their are no safety concerns but could also be available for big games where there is enough demand. The 50% allocation and segregation is reserved for international matches.

The allocation of a large section of the lower tier of the Olympic Stadium will concern some existing season ticket holders hoping to get a similar seat and view to the one they currently enjoy at the Boleyn ground. Both the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower and Bobby Moore Lower accommodate approximately 6,000 West Ham fans between them with another approximate 3,000 Hammers in the corners of the West Stand all of which that are currently classed band 4.

There are thought to be 19,000 seats in the new lower tier of the Olympic Stadium which has led some to question how West Ham will accommodate up to 9,000 Band 4 seats behind the goals and the corners of the Olympic Stadium. The fear is many season ticket holders currently enjoying a lower tier band 4 ticket will be forced into an upper tier position much further away then their current seat.

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