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Old September 28th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #10201
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Spoke to a long term season ticket holder who had their band 3 appointment on Wednesday. They said the seating map is pretty much spot on as far as band 3 goes. I interviewed him for a West Ham podcast which will be published later tonight. He reveals some interesting insights to band 3 and beyond.

Where can I hear this please? My appointment is not until 22 Oct. Would like to get an idea and pass onto chaps sitting around me in BMU. Thanks
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Old September 28th, 2015, 10:05 PM   #10202
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Is this the closest the stands can get to? If they could bring them just a few more meters closer it would be amazing.
Yes I believe so. The view from where I sat at the end was amazing and better than I expected but as I said in my report 5 metres further forward would have made things pretty much perfect. If only that second tier was just a little higher that would have been feasible and a greater capacity to the lower terracing possible. But in all honesty that's being picky considering what a great job they have done with a stadium never meant for such developments.
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Old September 28th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #10203
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That is my recollection, too. The 25k legacy athletics stadium was the plan at the time of the bid was awarded, after talks with football clubs had shown lack of interest or other difficulties.

British Athletics were happy to get the new stadium and this was the main legacy Coe seemed concerned with. I've never heard the suggestion that they wanted to stay at Crystal Palace. The whole point was that those facilities were inadequate. I don't think they were happy with the Spurs suggestion of a new athletics stadium there instead of the Olympic Stadium.

If there is any truth in the story it might relate to funding. When Boris decided that the stadium had to be self-financing, it is possible they were told they would need to pay for the upkeep of the Olympic Stadium and this could have led to second thoughts for the simple reason that they couldn't afford it. But this is pure speculation.
Spot on with the memories of the situation and the possible second thoughts speculation I reckon. I seem to remember too that Athletics were very anti the CP solution, after all it had always been a white elephant with no real hope of self sustainability even with a one off new investment and of course no hope of MAJOR world athletics events that they had wanted a facility for ever since the New Wembley plans. But you can imagine the multi sport nature of the latest proposals might have given them some concern initially about being squeezed out so may have briefly considered a back up plan.

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Old September 28th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #10204
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Possibly because any such rows might block views of the screen(s) for those in the lower tier. This is my view from row 12 on Wednesday night:

<stupid Flickr doesn't seem to want to take it - will keep trying>
Here you go:

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Old September 29th, 2015, 07:48 AM   #10205
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Queen Elizabeth stadium was a great venue for Olympic games and esprecially for Athletics (ceremonies could have take place somewhere else...that's not the point). Now, it's a great stadium for Rugby and Football: no doubt that West Ham will have a great tool for it's Premiership and UEFA matchs. So, everything is right.

But, what about 2017 IAAF World Championships ?
Do owners plan to remove roof and bring flooding towers back during this event ?
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Old September 29th, 2015, 09:10 AM   #10206
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Where can I hear this please? My appointment is not until 22 Oct. Would like to get an idea and pass onto chaps sitting around me in BMU. Thanks
www.moorethanjustapodcast.co.uk

You will get two perspectives. One from a season ticket holder going to the last of the band 2 appointments and one of the first for band 3. Both these season ticket season walked away without buying for various reasons.

For balance I should add that the club claim 98% of season ticket holders do buy season tickets during their appointment.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 10:35 AM   #10207
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But, what about 2017 IAAF World Championships ?
Do owners plan to remove roof and bring flooding towers back during this event ?
No, the roof and lights will stay as they are, just they were for the Anniversary Games. The only reason the roof wasn't as large during the Olympics was because the upper tier was intended to be temporary, and it would have been a massive extravagance to build an expensive roof just for two weeks of a summer event. It was only when plans completely changed that the decision was made to extend it to cover all seats so that West Ham fans wouldn't get drenched on rainy winter days/evenings.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 09:12 AM   #10208
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But, what about 2017 IAAF World Championships ?
Do owners plan to remove roof and bring flooding towers back during this event ?
I think the only thing the LLDC should be considering is raising the capacity for the World Championships. This summers events have shown there's significant interest in even events like the Anniverssary Games and rugby friendlies. With a very modest increase in concourse facilities they can upgrade the capacity to near 67,000, and potentially more.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 02:43 PM   #10209
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Band 3 seat (£599 season ticket)



EDIT: fixed.

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Old October 1st, 2015, 05:28 PM   #10210
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Band 3 seat (£599 season ticket)



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Thanks Gavrosh - is that block 131? Looks ok for a corner position (which us band 3ers have to go for or upgrade). I will want to be higher but does look not too shabby at all. I always thought the curvature of the stands would make the corners a good bet.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 05:35 PM   #10211
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Block 132 apparently.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 05:50 PM   #10212
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Block 132 apparently.
Ah ok, i thought 132 was Band 2. Good to know.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 06:21 PM   #10213
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Thanks Gavrosh - is that block 131? Looks ok for a corner position (which us band 3ers have to go for or upgrade). I will want to be higher but does look not too shabby at all. I always thought the curvature of the stands would make the corners a good bet.
That seems a great option. I've paid £1100 per 1966 seat a couple of blocks up and at roughly same height. Very happy with our seats but this seems a great seat at a good price.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 06:48 PM   #10214
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Band 3

I am pretty sure all of 132 was supposed to be Band 2. I am in 140 which is in the equivalent position at the other end of Lower East and that is Band 2. So someone has done well if they have got same view at a Band 3 price - not that I begrudge it.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 07:22 PM   #10215
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Despite all the fears expressed by some supporters it looks like Band 3 people are getting a reasonable deal. Certainly several blocks that I had assumed would be Band 2 are being reported as Band 3.

Sean - have you got your seat plan updated with the info from recent reports?
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Old October 1st, 2015, 07:40 PM   #10216
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November 7th

Here is a thought - if the home game against Everton at Upton Park on Nov 7th was made the 5.30pm kick off game then we could all take in the 2.30pm rugby league international at the Olympic Stadium and check out our new seats before the football.

Don't know if anyone has any influence in this regard, but I reckon it would put 10k on the rugby crowd at least and give WHU fans a great chance to have a look about.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 08:08 PM   #10217
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Despite all the fears expressed by some supporters it looks like Band 3 people are getting a reasonable deal. Certainly several blocks that I had assumed would be Band 2 are being reported as Band 3.

Sean - have you got your seat plan updated with the info from recent reports?
The early band 3's anyway, have to see what is offered to the rest.

I think the bands are actually split mid-block, along the aisles. That explains why you hear of two different bands in the same block.

i.e. each block is separated by a fence or partition, not by a set of stairs. The stairs go up the middle of each block. I think.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 08:17 PM   #10218
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The stairs go up the middle of each block. I think.
That applies to most / all of the Upper Blocks and the aisles seem to separate the bands e.g. one side of 239 is Band 1 and the other Band 2. The lower tier blocks seem to be between aisles.
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 02:14 AM   #10219
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Managers of the Olympic Stadium are to fight a decision to make public the details of a rental deal with West Ham.

The London Legacy Development Corporation says it does not want sensitive financial figures revealed.

However, it says it will publish some more information about the arrangement.


West Ham, who move to the Olympic Stadium for the start of the 2016-17 season, say they would be happy for the entire document to be released, apart from shareholder details.

Last month, the Information Commissioner said the corporation must comply with a Freedom of Information request seeking details of the tenancy agreement, but it is now appealing against that decision.

"The appeal relates only to information which, if released, could significantly reduce the level of financial return to the taxpayer as it would undermine negotiations with future users of the stadium and other partners," said a spokesperson.

The LLDC says it is committed to "maximising transparency" and is preparing to publish more details of the agreement that fall outside the terms of its appeal.

A West Ham spokesman said they support the decision to lodge an appeal, but added: "Other than the personal affairs of our shareholders, we are happy to disclose the entire document, the details of which have been accurately reported widely enough already."
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 10:27 AM   #10220
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I don't think the pictures of all the bands are 100 percent correct even though they are pretty close because I'm in block 233 and i'm band 2 but all the pictures says band 1. So where people are band 3 in band 2 area's it's probably right on the overlap where they meet rather than each block being a specific band
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