West Ham will be able to welcome back fans to the London Stadium for the first time since February earlier this year.
Fans will be allowed to return to the London Stadium from December 2nd as per the rules of the Governments tier system. As West Ham is in London, it falls into Tier 2, and therefore the area will be allowed to welcome back fans to sports events.
It is almost nine months since an organic version of ‘Bubbles‘ echoed around the former Olympic venue, from December that will be changing. The version of ‘Bubbles‘ may be quieter than normal because of restrictions in tier 2.
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Due to the restrictions, only 2,000 fans will be allowed to be in attendance of West Ham matches. The allocations and decisions on which West Ham fans will fill the quota will still need to be decided by the club. Currently, having a season ticket is unlikely to guarantee your space among the 2,000.
The first match that could see the London Stadium house fans will be when the Hammers take on Manchester United on December 5th. Last season saw West Ham win the same fixture against the Red Devils and those fans that will be going will be hoping of a repeat.
Though the fans that will go are yet to be decided, they will still have to follow social distancing rules. Should London go into Tier 3, then the games will go back behind closed doors. If London drops to Tier 1, however, up to 4,000 fans will be allowed in the London Stadium.
Hammers fans will be itching to get back to the ground to cheer on their team, especially because of the success this season. David Moyes has led his team into the top half of the Premier League table. This rise has come after impressive performances against some of the League toughest teams.
The Scottish manager said after the Sheffield United match that the one thing that he wants for Christmas is for fans to return to the ground. Moyes said it would be the “best Christmas present”.