London Stadium – West Ham United

London Stadium Aerial View. home of West Ham United
London Stadium. Credit: 

Address: London, E20 2ST, Tel: 020 8522 6000

London Stadium
Away Capacity3,000
OwnerLondon Stadium 185 Limited
Year Built2012
Average Attendance58,763 (2021-22 season)
Record Attendance60,039 (vs Liverpool Feb 4th, 2019)

West Ham United
Year Founded1985
NicknamesThe Hammers, The Irons, The Claret and Blue
Club MascotHammerhead Shark
Rival ClubsMillwall, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea
Record ScorerBobby Moore (242 goals)
Record AppearancesBilly Bonds (757 appearances)
OwnerDavid Sullivan and David Gold
Shirt SponsorBetway

London Stadium Seating Plan

London Stadium Seating Plan / Stadium Map
Credit: West Ham United

Billy Bonds Stand: (East Stand) Capacity 17,500 and 9 wheelchair spaces. Some obstructed views in lower tier corners. Named after the clubs record appearance holder and two time FA Cup winning captain. Bonds managed West Ham from Feb 1990 to August 1994.

Sir Trevor Brooking Stand: (South Stand) Capacity 17,500 with 34 wheelchair spaces. Away fans also sit in the lower South-West corner of this stand. Named after former England international and broadcaster. Brooking has the best winning percentage of any West Ham manager and came to their rescue as caretaker boss on two occasions.

West Stand: Capacity 21,500 and 62 wheel chair spaces with no obstructed views.

Bobby Moore Stand (North Stand): Capacity 24,000 with 51 wheelchair spaces. Named after West Ham’s greatest ever player and England’s 1966 World Cup winning captain.

West Ham Ticket Prices & Where to Buy

West Ham proudly boast that they have more season ticket holders than any other club in England and the highest attendances in London. This is helped partly by their very attractive season ticket prices and the spaciousness of the London Stadium that was built primarily for the London 2012 Olympics. There is a waiting list for season tickets which you can join for £10 which can be redeemed against your season ticket purchase.

Matchday ticket prices vary based on category of the game / opposition as with many clubs but the variance typically occurs in the cheaper seats.

Ticket TypeAdultOver 66 & Under 21Under 18sAccessibility
Season Ticket£310 – £1,620£155 – £1,620£99 – £1,620

Getting to The London Stadium

By Car: The closest car parks are at Stratford Westfield and charge £3 per hour with 5,000 spaces.

Train or Tube: These are your best options for getting to the stadium. Stratford station is a 15 minute walk from the stadium and can be reached by the Central & Jubilee lines, Elizabeth line and the Docklands light railway, National Rail and London Overground. Stratford station receives 58 trains per hour so you should always have plenty of options.

By Bus: There are literally dozens of options here. 388, 308, 339 and D8 all take you directly to the stadium.

388 from Blackfriars to Stratford

308 Clapton passes through Stratford City

339 from Leytonstone and Shadwell to Stratford City.

D8 from Crossharbour to Stratford International Station

The following services will get you to Stratford bus station; 25, 69, 89, 97, 104, 108, 158, 241, 257, 262, 276,308, 339, 425, 473, D8

By Plane: From Heathrow take the Piceadilly Line to King’s Cross St Pancras. Take a Southeastern train to Stratford International from St Pancras. The Stadium is a short walk from there.

From Gatwick and London Luton take Thameslinks to St Pancras, then Southeastern Trains to Stratford International

Stansted operate a regular coach service to Stratford

London City Airport has a DLR connection to Stratford.

Hotels Near The London Stadium

Hotels near London Stadium

Being in London means there are plenty of options whether you want to stay near the stadium or not. There are a dozen decent hotels on the edge of the Olympic Park to suit a range of budgets with the most affordable being Premier Inn, Travelodge and Holiday Inn. You can find a whole host of options to suit your plans at the link below.

London Stadium Facilities

Food at the London Stadium: There are a big range of options at the stadium with a wide choice of drinks and food. Expect to pay top-end London prices though. There was even some fan protest about in-stadium food cost ahead of the 22/23 season curtain raiser.

Burger: £9.50, Hot Dog £6.50, Pint £6.30, Pie & Pint £7, Any Burger & Pint £14

London Stadium Tours: The stadium has played host to many major sporting and cultural events since its construction which makes it a great place to visit if you are a Hammers fan or just a curious tourist.

The tour takes you through the players entrance, the home dressing room, the 2012 Olympic warm up track, the tunnel, dugouts and into the stands.

There are various types of tours available and have varying lengths. There is even a matchday option which is typically something that other venues do not offer. Tour prices start at £20 for Adults and £12 for 5-15 year olds. Students and Seniors can enjoy the tour from £19 whilst under-5s and carers are free.

Matchday Hospitality at West Ham Games: There are a range of packages available depending on budget from private bars & boxes, restaurants through to personalised packages. The Majority of the packages include dining, a range of padded seating locations in the stadium complimentary drinks and programme, p[layer meet and greets and some access to other events at London Stadium.

It is recommended you join the waiting list and become a member of Club London – the West Ham hospitality club, in order to improve your chances of getting into the more limited venues.

London Stadium History

Originally built as the centrepiece venue of the London 2012 Olympics in the Olympic Park. London Stadium is now home to West Ham and UK Athletics.

Initially the UK Government wanted a stadium that could be largely dis-assembled following the Olympic games but during the early discussions West Ham approached with the idea of contributing to the development of a multi-purpose stadium. The design of the stadium was revealed in November 2007 and construction began in May 2008. The main construction was completed in March 2011 and the athletics track was laid in October 2011.

There were several potential tenants of the stadium upon completion of the Olympic Games from across Cricket, Football, Rugby and Baseball. Tottenham Hotspur were exploring a new stadium and submitted a joint-bid for the London Stadium.

The bid we now know as the winning one, came from Newham Council and West Ham United. West Ham were quickly established as front runners to win as they dropped the opposition to keeping the running track in place. They also agreed to a £100m conversion that would take the stadium from the 80,000 all seater Olympic Venue to a 66,000 multi-purpose venue for the long term.

Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient, the latter being geographically closest to the new stadium, submitted requests for review after West Ham were eventually selected to take over the stadium. Leyton Orient in particular claimed that the proximity to their club was a breach of F.A. rules. After a series of dates in court nothing ever came of the reviews and Tottenham were finally granted permission for their own new stadium. Funny that.

In addition to football the stadium continues to host other events, including the 2017 World Athletics & World Para Athletics and the 2018 Athletics World Cup