Lack of enough seat forces West Ham supporters to leave Stadium


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West Ham were forced to reduce the stadium’s 60,000 capacity to 57,000 for their fixture as too many home fans had stood during a Europa League qualifier against NK Domzale.

The London Stadium Safety Advisory Group (LSSAG) and Newham Council recommended a reduction after LSSAG identified supporters standing to be “dangerous and contrary to ground regulations.”

Supporters were repeatedly reminded by the stadium’s Tannoy system that persistent standing would result in ejection, yet a handful were left with no choice.

The club are carrying out an investigation into the incident

The majority of West Ham’s support left the London Stadium happy after Michail Antonio’s late header gave Slaven Bilic’s side their first league win of the season.

The Hammers capitalised on Harry Arter’s sending-off fifteen minutes from time to snatch three points from a largely uninspiring affair.
Credit:Independent.

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