West Ham fans resent ‘pressure’ on season tickets
West Ham United have been urged to rethink their policy on seasonticket renewals.
Fans have been given three options. Two involve paying for the entirety of their season ticket up front and receiving funds on a match-by-match basis for the games they are not allowed to attend because of coronavirus restrictions, in return for being entered into ballots for any reduced capacity games.
The third option allows supporters to pay 30 per cent of the fee up front, but allows them into a ballot for seats only when 70 per cent or more of the stadium is reopened.
The West Ham United Independent Supporters’ Association said it was “disheartened” by the proposals. “Many members are feeling panicked and pressured into making a decision when the future around supporters returning to games is unclear.”
West Ham are moving two stands closer to the pitch in time for next season as part of London Stadium reconfiguration plans, but the club have been accused of moving supporters’ seats without consultation.