Pictured: West Ham show off new stadium via Snapchat
By Alex Taylor
West Ham have introduced fans to their new stadium via the picture sharing social media app Snapchat.
The Hammers played their first game in the Olympic Stadium against Domzale on Thursday evening, which they won 3-0 to win the qualifier tie 4-2 on aggregate and reach the next stage of the Europa League.
The east London outfit are leaving the Boleyn Ground after 112 years and have now started a new chapter of the club’s history in their new stadium, sharing pictures of the ground to their fans.
The images, posted also to the clubs official Twitter feed, showed the new pitch, Sofiane Feghouli signing autographs and inside the home dressing room.
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.