West Ham’s incredible form this season has seen London Stadium become more like a home for Hammers supporters.
Since relocating from Upton Park back in 2016, many West Ham fans believed that the move to London Stadium would not work out for the club and that the atmosphere would not travel with the team.
While it may never be the same as the fortress that was once the Boleyn Ground, its atmosphere has certainly improved since the club’s first season in 2016/2017.
David Moyes has done a fantastic job in getting the team playing extremely well, and their togetherness off the pitch and performances on it have no doubt improved the happiness of supporters within the stadium on a matchday.
Fans are now getting behind the squad a lot more, trusting in the manager and cheering for the side even when things aren’t going their way. In comparison to how it was a few years ago, this is a major improvement.
The expansion of the stadium’s capacity, which will eventually be increased to 62,500, will also be a huge bonus for West Ham and its supporters. The Hammers are slowly growing as a club and it all begins with the fan base.
Spectacles and events shown before European games and on special occasions have also contributed to the stadium’s success in the past couple of years.
While many thought that West Ham’s new ground may not feel like home ever again, it is certainly now evident that the ground is in fact progressing into a place where teams will be scared to visit and a place where the Hammers can make it their own.