"Is the stadium perfect? No, it's not": Gold reveals regrets about West Ham's move to London Stadium

16 December 2019

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Photo: Getty Images London Stadium has a capacity of 66.000 compared to Boleyn Grounds 35.016.

David Gold, West Ham's co-chairman, has revealed his regrets regarding the club's move to London Stadium in 2016.

The co-chairman's promise to fans that there would be no gap between the stands and the pitch remains unfulfilled.

To reduce the club's expenses, Gold hopes to get rid of the annual athletics events at the stadium.

When West Ham decided to leave their legendary stadium, Boleyn Ground, to move to London Stadium in 2016, the fans were promised it would be good for the club.

However, the move was not without difficulties. Initially, there was the lack of security to contend with, but the large green tarpaulin covering the running track represented the biggest obstacle to a harmonious transition - fans were now significantly further from the pitch.

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