West Ham United: ExWHUemployee reveals stadium plans for fan atmosphere in Sevilla clash

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ExWHUemployee has revealed that West Ham United plan to try and improve the London Stadium’s atmosphere ahead of the Sevilla clash.

This Thursday, the Hammers face arguably the biggest game in their season – perhaps one of the biggest in their recent history – as they host the Spanish side in the Europa League.

After losing the first leg 1-0 thanks to a goal from Munir El Haddadi, they will need to make the most of their home advantage if they are to turn the tie around.

With that in mind, West Ham are supposedly set to put a few plans in place to give their side every chance of making it into the next round of the competition.

Indeed,  talking on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex explained that fans will be given some gifts to make the occasion feel special.

He said (46:25): “In terms of the game on Thursday, the club are planning to do a few things to ramp up the atmosphere. 

“So you’ll get the usual fireworks and fire displays and the light display beforehand. But the club are also putting ‘Come on you Irons’ claret, blue and white bags on the seats in the Billy Bonds stand.

“So you’ll hold it up and it’ll say: ‘Come on you Irons’. I’ll show pictures of that nearer the time.

“But that is one thing they’ve planned amongst a lot of other things. The club are really going to put some effort into trying to create an atmosphere that we all think it’s gonna happen on Thursday.”

TIF thoughts on West Ham and their stadium…

Back in 2016, West Ham moved into the London Stadium, waving goodbye to former venue Upton Park. Since then, there have been some doubts about its suitability to host football matches, with co-chairman David Gold saying: “‘Is the stadium perfect? No, it’s not. Why? Because the people building the Olympic Stadium had a firm belief that football would never be played there and that it must always remain an athletics stadium.

Even so, in recent seasons, it has at least hosted some impressive football as the Hammers have spent the current campaign, and the previous one, fighting for European football.

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If the club does put in all these measures on Thursday, as Ex suggests, then the attending fans could well be set to enjoy one of the most memorable occasions in the stadium’s young history.

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