West Ham’s inaugural season in the London Stadium hasn’t quite been one to remember, with the Hammers struggling to build on their success last term.
With five games left to go in the Premier League season, Slaven Bilic’s side sit 13th in the standings but have pushed away from the relegation zone in recent weeks.
The Hammers sit nine points above Swansea City, who occupy the final relegation spot, and the East London outfit should have their Premier League status secured imminently.
However, West Ham will be keen to improve significantly next season and one ambition of the club’s was to increase the stadium capacity to a whopping 66,000.
Whilst David Gold remains determined to achieve that objective, he revealed on social media that it’s proving more difficult than he initially imagined.
When is it likely we get to 66,000 in our stadium?
I do love the new stadium and, for me, easy to get to from Dartford.
— Chris Laker (@laklock) April 16, 2017
66,000 is proving to a bit more difficult than we first thought but we will continue to pursue our aim. dg https://t.co/YMa3SjlLrg
— David Gold (@davidgold) April 17, 2017
Gold was responding to an enquiry from a fan, who’s keen to see the capacity extended, but the admission from West Ham’s Chairman suggests there will not be a swift outcome.