West Ham United joint chairman David Gold has taken to social media to reveal that he is hopeful of increasing the capacity of the London Stadium for next season.

David Gold tweeted that he is hopeful that West Ham United can go ahead and increase the capacity to 60,000.

This would mean an increase of 3,000 seats available in the London Stadium with the current capacity standing at 57,000.

West Ham had a turbulent debut season in their new stadium.

With plenty of criticism from the outside media for the deal West Ham managed to negotiate and with some Hammers fans still bitter about the move from Upton Park, it was never going to be easy to settle in.

This was made worse by broken promises about the distance from the stands to the pitch and then there were problems with standing and a lack of segregation between fans meaning that violence was an issue.

This was only compounded by some poor performances on the pitch, increasing tensions in the stands.

However, the London Stadium has proved to be a good venue on occasions, such as the victory over Tottenham Hotspur and the Europa League win over Domzale.

Gold believes that the capacity will be 60,000 for next year.