Mark Noble has made West Ham history by becoming the first Hammers player to kick a ball in the Olympic Stadium.
The club have filmed a video documenting Noble’s two-mile journey from his home town of Canning Town to the iconic stadium in Stratford, where the Hammers will officially make their new home in 2016.
The stadium, which will be converted in to a 54,000 all-seater UEFA Category 4 arena, will be one of the best footballing venues in the world once it is completed and should provide a platform for the Hammers to become a real force in European football.
The club’s longest serving player and former Hammer of the Year, Mark Noble, told whufc.com: “It’s a privelage to be the first West Ham player kick a football inside the Olympic Stadium and as a lifelong West Ham fan it was great fun to film the video.
“Hopefully I will be one of those players walking out of the tunnel soaking in the atmosphere, with 54,000 West Ham flags and banners waving.
“The noise is going to be amazing and it’s going to be a fantastic stadium to play in. 2016 just can’t come quick enough.”
To learn more about the club’s move in to the stadium and how it will be converted from an 80,000-seater athletics venue into a football ground, visit West Ham’s Olympic Stadium microsite here: olympicstadium.whufc.com