Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Sport | By

West Ham demand changes to London Stadium

West Ham demand changes to London Stadium

London Stadium owners, the London Legacy Development Corperation (LLDC) met with Hammers chiefs on Monday in the wake of the distressing scenes that marred their 3-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday, although the two sides are locked in a dispute of their own regarding stadium capacity and safety.

Four separate pitch invasions interrupted the game at the London Stadium, and co-owner David Sullivan was hit by a coin and forced to leave the directors' box, as hundreds of supporters congregated below in protest at the club's board.

There was initial concern West Ham could suffer a points deduction for Saturday's incidents, with the Irons just three points clear of the drop zone.

While West Ham announced a £43.5 million (S$79.5 million) profit in the year ending May 2017 and record turnover of £183.3 million - coinciding with the move away from Upton Park - results on the pitch have continued to decline.

David Moyes' West Ham United will face Southampton at the London Stadium in the Premier League later this month.

West Ham will hold an emergency meeting with the core safety advisory group tomorrow.

David Moyes believes West Ham's warm weather training camp in Miami will benefit the players heading into the final crucial weeks of the Premier League season.

"The club is working in close conjunction with the Metropolitan Police to identify those individuals who entered the pitch during the second half identify those who threw missiles", said a statement from West Ham.

According to The Sun, the West Ham co-chairmen will be at the London Stadium for the match against Southampton to show support to the team.

Like this: