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Media reacts on Twitter to new West Ham stadium

By Alex Taylor

West Ham played their first game in the Olympic Stadium against Domzale and the world’s media took to Twitter to share their views on the new home of the Hammers.

The Londoners have left Upton Park after 112 years and started a new chapter of the club’s history on Thursday evening, when they beat their Slovenian opposition 3-0 to win the Europa League tie 4-2 on aggregate and qualify for the next stage of the competition.

This came after the Hammers lost the first leg of the Europa League tie 2-1 last week.

Here are a selection of a few of tweets from the media:

The stadium’s capacity of 60,000 will be the second largest in the Premier League – behind only Manchester United – and West Ham’s presence will generate 1.5million visitors to the Olympic park each year.

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However, while the club’s new home will allow them to compete with England’s elite in regards to revenue, concerns have been raised about a potential loss of atmosphere due to the distance between the crowd and the pitch at the Olympic Stadium.

Fans final memories of Upton Park won’t be too happy though, as West Ham lost 2-1 to Manchester United but the side went on to qualify for this season Europa League after United won the FA Cup.

In other West Ham team news, Slaven Bilic has confirmed midfielder Manuel Lanzini faces up to five weeks on the sidelines after injuring his knee preparing for the Rio Olympics with Argentina.