About London Stadium - The home of West Ham United
Built for the London 2012 Olympics, the London Stadium has since been converted into a football stadium and has hosted home to West Ham United since the start of the 2016/17 season. The build quality of the stadium is excellent and it is certainly up there as being one of the best in the United Kingdom.
The iconic stadium, which hosted numerous memorable moments during the Olympic Games, will feature giant shirts of West Ham legends including Sir Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Mark Noble around the outside of the structure.
What happened to West Ham's old stadium?
The Boleyn Ground, often referred to as Upton Park, was a football stadium located in Upton Park, east London. It was the home of West Ham United from 1904 to 2016. The stadium was demolished in 2016 to make way for a new development.
The seating capacity of the The Boleyn Ground at closure was 35,016. The last first-class match played at The Ground was a 3–2 win in the Premier League against Manchester United.
London Stadium features
West Ham United's London Stadium is special for several reasons. The London Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the United Kingdom with its capacity. In addition, the stadium has the longest cantilevered roof in the world. View all London Stadium features below:
- 60,000 seats when operating in football mode
- UEFA ‘Category Four stadium status
- 80,000 capacity for concerts including free-flow between the field of play and lower tier
- The longest cantilevered roof in the world
- Adjacent community track managed by our globally renowned grounds team
- 35 catering outlets
- 428 wheelchair viewing spaces
- Hospitality lounges and executive boxes with a combined capacity of 3600
- Re-configurable lower-tier seating that brings football fans closer to the action while providing the flexibility to reveal additional floor space for concerts and athletics
Car Parks & Public transportation
Located in the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the easiest and quickest mode of travel to matches at London Stadium is by public transport.
The quickest way to get to the stadium is to walk from Stratford Station. West Ham Station will be extremely busy on matchdays and it is advised that supporters find alternative direct routes to Stratford Station. The station is located at Station Street, 15-20 minutes walk from the ground.
Stratford Bus Station and Stratford City Bus Stations are located in close proximity to Stratford Station, approximately 1.5 miles from the stadium. Buses that run to these stations are numbers: 25, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, D8.
There is no parking available at London Stadium and parking restrictions will be in place and enforced in the local area. It is recommended you do not travel to London Stadium by car.