Boleyn Ground (Upton Park)
|272 (VIP seats)|
|120 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||West Ham United FC|
|Renovations||1944, 1993, 1995, 2001|
|Record attendance||42,322 (West Ham - Tottenham Hotspur, 17.10.1970)|
|Address||Green St, Upton Park, London, E13 9AZ|
Description: Boleyn Ground
Built in 1904, the stadium takes its both names from the site it was built in. On one hand it’s Upton Park, due to district’s name. On the other it’s Boleyn Ground, after the ‘Boleyn Castle’ that used to stand here. And thought the latter is official, it seems Upton Park is used more commonly.
It went through various changes over the years, taking final shape between 1993 and 2001. First the vast terracing behind goals was replaced with new covered stands, two tiers each, in 1993 and 1995. Then the new main grandstand came in 2001, while opposite straight couldn’t be replaced due to insufficient space.
Despite West Ham United’s large popularity, the stadium never matched biggest ones in England or even in London in terms of capacity. Record crowd from 1970 stands at 42,322 people.
London: Upton Park demolition begins
No-one will play any more game here and fans bid farewell to their stadium as demolition begins. Instead of Upton Park a new Upton Gardens estate is planned.
London: West Ham’s pattern of own goals
Won only one game and are in relegation zone. But don’t mind Premier League, West Ham are doing even worse with their fans recently, only adding fuel to already big fire.
London: Explosions damage Upton Park
Before it gets demolished, former West Ham stadium suffered from explosions as American action movie is filmed at the stadium. It’s spectacular, but possibly not as spectacular as fans reactions.
London: Successful debut of London Stadium
Less than two day before official opening sell-out crowd tested the new home of West Ham. And, perhaps surprisingly, London Stadium exceeds expectations rather than failing to live up.
London: It’s the end for Upton Park
Tonight’s game against Manchester United ends 112 years of history at Boleyn Ground for West Ham supporters. As the club moves to the Olympic Stadium, it sets new record for season tickets.
London: West Ham want to increase Olympic Stadium capacity
Though they haven’t even played one game there, West Ham United are already hoping to increase the capacity of Olympic Stadium in football mode. It could exceed 60,000.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
London: Residential estate to replace Upton Park
Newham Council received a planning application for Upton Park redevelopment. West Ham’s home stadium will be replaced by 14 blocks with 838 apartments. Now residents can consult the project.
London: West Ham’s great migration begins
The Premier League club announced plans to meet with up to 40,000 people, inviting them to buy sears at the Olympic Stadium. Meanwhile corporate seats are selling out.
London: Charlton Athletic fans ask uncomfortable questions about Olympic Stadium
Red Robins’ fans managed to establish some facts that weren’t disclosed to the public before. And they go on, trying to figure out if West Ham is threatening their club’s future.
Premier League: Most clubs ‘inflate’ attendances
Here’s another argument for fans claiming there’s something wrong with the game in England. Arsenal alone inflated its attendance for 2013/14 by almost 174,000 fans compared to actual numbers.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
England: Fans to protest ticket prices again
On August 14 supporters from across England will demonstrate in London, showing their outrage with pricing policies at Premier League clubs. Some season tickets have risen by 30-40% for the upcoming season and only Manchester City offers any season ticket below £300.
England: Premier League stadiums not fit for disabled fans
Only 3 of the 20 Premier League grounds meet all guidelines in terms of accessibility. World's richest league made little progress despite current guidelines being 10 years old.
London: West Ham agree on Upton Park sale
After 110 years of existence the fate of Boleyn Ground is sealed. By 2018 the famous stadium will be replaced by 700 new homes as West Ham United relocate to the Olympic Stadium.
London: Supporters protest against ticket (over)pricing
Average price of the cheapest season ticket for 2013/14 Premier League grew once again and stands at over £500. Overall, entry fees have gone up by whopping 718% since 1989, when the reform of English football began ahead of Premier League’s establishment.
London: 85% of surveyed fans support West Ham's move
Though the survey itself was called a mockery by many fans, its outcome gives a strong argument to West Ham United. The club now boast that only 5% of fans are against the relocation to Olympic Stadium.
London: West Ham score own goal with dubious ‘supporter consultation’
Once again West Ham United are trying to convince everyone that their relocation plan only has good sides. Instead of thorough consultation the club manipulated data to make the Olympic Stadium move look better. Obviously, fans noticed it instantly and some of them feel disrespected.
London: West Ham dropping 107% price increase on disabled supporters
This was hardly the right way to handle such a sensitive matter. Hammers sent letters to their disabled supporters that they’ll have to pay a lot more for 2013/14 season tickets. Should prices stay at current level (and reductions aren’t common), this would mean 107% more to pay. After ‘feedback’ the club dropped its plans. A Daily Mail report.