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West Ham want standing room at London Stadium

West Ham United want to introduce a safe-standing area for supporters at the London Stadium.

West Ham moved into the London Olympic Stadium this summer and while the ground looks fantastic, the atmosphere has been a bit dull, according to some reports.

Club chairman David Gold is well aware of this fact and has now revealed that he is currently in talks to open up a safe-standing area for supporters at the stadium in order to improve the atmosphere.

Gold said: "I have been speaking with the people who put in the rail seating at Celtic Park.

"I have been an advocate of this for many years and it is something I am working on.

"It was absolutely right after the Hillsborough tragedy that the Taylor Report suggested all-seater stadiums but that was 30 years ago and technology has moved on so now.

"As was the case at Celtic – we need to look at these possibilities and hold talks. That's what I am doing."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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