West Ham United have inked an agreement with landlord E20 to fill out the additional 9000 seats at the London stadium.
Despite having an original capacity of 66,000 the London side had the permission to sell tickets for 57,000 seats for some licensing issue. But this agreement will help the Hammers in bringing more people to the stadium thus extending their reach to the fans.
West Ham moved to their base to the London stadium from Upton Park since the 2016-17 season and since then they have been using it to host all their home games.
A statement on the West Ham United website read : “West Ham United and its landlord E20 have agreed on a plan which allows the Club to sell additional seats for their matches thereby ending the litigation surrounding the capacity at the London Stadium.
“Both parties are delighted to have taken the first step towards the Stadium reaching its potential of up to 66,000 capacity, to their mutual benefit, and would see it become the largest in London and the second largest in the Premier League.
“The increase in capacity will also make the London Stadium a more attractive proposition for a potential naming rights partner.
“The arrangement means that, subject to regulatory permissions, the Club will be able to sell up to 60,000 tickets for their games as soon as possible and leaves scope to expand up to 66,000 seats for future matches. “The agreement brings with it more funding for E20 and significant additional revenue for West Ham United on matchdays – a deal that works for everyone.
“West Ham is proud that it already has the highest number of season ticket holders in London and this agreement gives the Club the chance to reward thousands of fans who have waited patiently on its waiting list.”