West Ham are actively seeking to increase the capacity of their new home ahead of their first season at the Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers have been hit with such a high demand for tickets ahead of the move that the need is there to increase from its current 54,000 state to 60,000.

The stadium itself can house 60,000 people for athletics events and even 80,000 during concerts, but as it stands, is limited to 54,000 during football matches – partly due to the ground’s retractable seating.

The club’s 99-year tenancy begins in Stratford after this football season is complete, leaving the Boleyn Ground after 112 years.

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An official statement on the club website read:

The board are also pleased to confirm that following extraordinary demand for tickets at the Hammers’ new world-class home, West Ham are now doing everything in their power to expand the capacity to 60,000.

Co-chairman David Gold revealed earlier this week that he expects the club to sell every single seat at their new home.

This recent push to increase the capacity looks like proving that theory correct.

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