By Joe Nelson
West Ham United kicked off their Premier League days at the new London Stadium last night with s 1-0 win against Bournemouth.
However, fans weren’t too impressed with the views and atmosphere around the ground, as many felt short-changed.
The capacity of the Iron’s new ground is 60,000, but it was far from that number as Michail Antonio fired a late winner in to claim the Hammers’ first three points of the new season.
A reported 56,977 dawned the new ground for the first home league game of the season and they were certainly heard as Antionio clinched the three points, after the Cherries’ Harry Arter had been given his marching orders.
But the poor display did not christen the ground in the way many fans would’ve hoped, as Dimitri Payet was left out of the squad, leaving Hammers fans disappointed.
With a full Premier League campaign to look forward to, along with two domestic cups and the Europa League, (providing qualification) questions will certainly be asked as to whether the Hammers can make this place feel like a fortress week in week out.
Imagine being on the top tier at the London stadium shocking view?
— MasonDee (@MasonDee2419) August 21, 2016
Watching West Ham at home is like watching Serie A football. Dreadful atmosphere and view. #LondonStadium
— Steve Keeble (@Steve_Keeble) August 21, 2016
Purely from a football point of view it's a crying shame that the Boleyn was taken away for this. It's not a football stadium #LondonStadium
— Jay (@ryantegan) August 21, 2016
No atmosphere in London Stadium at all, empty seats everywhere, can hardly see pitch #PL
— Ben Armstrong (@BenArmy_6) August 21, 2016
The London stadium. Awful. Doesn't even look like a football ground. Just another modern day tourist trap. Plenty of empty seats too
— Deano (@DeanRM10) August 21, 2016
— Benno (@LFCandPROUD) August 21, 2016
— JT (@JamesTaylorAG) August 21, 2016