David Gold has revealed on social media that he hopes to increase the capacity at West Ham United’s stadium.
The London Stadium currently holds 57,000 but West Ham joint chairman David Gold has tweeted to say that he is hopeful of starting next season with a capacity of 60,000.
That would be an increase of 3,000.
The plan had initially been to hold 60,000 in the former Olympic Stadium but troubles with violence in the stadium and standing forced that plan to be put on hold.
On paper, West Ham are almost selling out their allocation of 57,000 each game but in reality, there are still a number of empty seats each game.
West Ham fans took to Twitter to point this out to their chairman.
Here are a mixture of the best tweets in response to David Gold announcing that he is hopeful of increasing the capacity of the London Stadium to 60k for the start of next season.
So 3k more tourists with no passion for or knowledge of the club to further dampen the already mediocre atmosphere
@davidgold Is that the point that you will then sell your ownership in this great club & we can actually move forward without lies and false promises?
— Andy (@andyaustin67) May 29, 2017
@davidgold That's great news DG so instead of 10000 empty seats there will be 13000 empty seats
— scott barwick (@puffa_the_gen) May 29, 2017
@davidgold Why? We don't fill the current capacity. The tickets might have sold but thousands don't turn up game in game out. Sort the team out first.
— Michael Watts (@BustaWatts) May 29, 2017
@davidgold Cor blinding even more empty seats to look at
— where to guv (@jimmybaker1980) May 29, 2017
@davidgold Dave, you've been saying this for nearly a year. Please just make it happen.
— Chris Burrell (@deanashtonsfoot) May 29, 2017
@davidgold More tourists and half and half scarf wearers on their way then – let's hope I can move my seat away from the boring lot I sit with
— Sean R (@seanr1969) May 29, 2017
@davidgold That's great D but how bout we start with a team that can compete in the league