Monday, 05 June 2017 16:48

London Stadium prepares to welcome the world

West Ham United’s London Stadium is soon to undergo the temporary adjustments that will prepare it for the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships taking place this summer.

The finest athletes on the planet will perform at the prestigious global event, with the World Para Athletics Championships on from July 14 – July 23, followed by the World Athletics Championships from August 4 – August 13, the highlight of which will be Olympic legends Mo Farah and Usain Bolt competing for the final time at the swansong of their glittering track careers.

What’s more, West Ham United’s loyal Season Ticket Holders can take advantage of a fantastic special offer to attend the World Para Athletics event, with tickets available at just £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for under-16s, representing a massive 93% discount on the full price. For full details on how to purchase tickets, click here

For the duration of the IAAF events this summer, London Stadium will become a ‘clean stadium’ - a requirement of any venue hosting the IAAF World Championships under the rules of the competition. This is a unique and exceptional year that will see a once-in-a-generation occasion taking place in London.

It is the one and only time that a clean stadium is required and contracted for an event outside the football season, and has been embraced by West Ham United ever since signing the concession agreement in 2013, as part of the stadium’s athletics legacy.

A team of specialists have today begun the task of carefully removing the Club’s giant marquee sign that adorns the roof of London Stadium.

The sign will be stored and guarded 24/7 at a secure compound off-site for the duration of the IAAF event, before being thoroughly cleaned, serviced and then reinstalled in its prominent location in time for our first home match of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

West Ham United signage and branding around the stadium will also be placed in secure storage for the summer period, as London prepares to welcome the world’s elite athletes to the capital.

However, it will be business as usual for West Ham United, with the Stadium Store and Ticket Office open throughout the summer for Hammers fans, who will be able to purchase the new replica kits for 2017/18, and staff continuing to plan ahead for next season at the club offices.