Were all Bondholders, Season Ticket Holders and Corporate Members able to take part in the Poll? I have heard not all of them received the email?
CATEGORICALLY yes. Every single supporter who has a high-level relationship with the Club as a Season Ticket Holder, Corporate Member or Bondholder was able to take part.
The notification email was sent to all those for whom the Club holds an email address and, crucially, also has the required permission to contact with messaging of this description. Some supporters have unsubscribed to Club communications other than their renewal information for example or have opted only to receive certain types of communication as part of their preferences.
As was widely publicised, in all of these cases supporters could still take part. They were simply required to log into the SMG-YouGov site via the website link to verify their information with their name and postcode. This link was in the top stories on whufc.com and visible on the website all week.
Where supporters experienced difficulty logging in, every email was dealt with on an individual basis and was resolved. In the majority of cases supporters hadn't followed the process correctly. However, unique log-ins were provided to anyone eligible who had logged an issue before the closing date.
Was the poll promoted in the Official Programme?
IT was. Five pages were dedicated to the launch of the poll in the Wigan Athletic programme. Promotion included a full page advert, a feature and Q and A. The poll launch was also widely promoted across all of the Club's media channels including the big screens and the PA system and was on the top of the website every day.
SMG-YouGov report a fantastic response rate, which they have told us will enable a significant and robust sample base.
Why couldn't I use a postal vote in the poll?
SMG-YouGov advised that online surveys, which allow for visuals and long questions to be considered more carefully, result in greater accuracy as respondents will be more engaged than people who are telephoned or receive postal surveys.
Online was therefore deemed to be the preferable solution for the West Ham United Supporter Consultation as the Club wished to achieve the largest and most robust sample possible within the recommended timeframe.
SMG-YouGov also considered it to be more immediate and reliable than the postal service.
Their view was that while 83% of the UK population have internet access at home, many of those who don't can access it at work so while it may not cater for every single individual it covers the largest possible base and every fan has the ability to access the internet in public resource centres.
Will international supporters be given the chance to participate in the survey?
Supporters living abroad who are on the club's database and fit the criteria of either holding a high level relationship with the club or match attendance will also be offered the opportunity to have their say when the survey is released.
Will Under-18s get the opportunity to be part of the ongoing consultation?
ABSOLUTELY. Our young Hammers are the Club's future and will form a core part of the next stage of our consultation. We actively encourage their views and participation.
In September 2013, Vice-Chairman Karren Brady, joined by Academy graduate Mark Noble hosted the Club's inaugural Olympic Stadium youth consultation.
Following a presentation of the Club’s vision for the Stratford move, attendees were invited to share their ideas and queries.
The Club want to ensure that the young Hammers fans are heard and that their input on the look, feel and operation of West Ham's stunning new home is taken on board.
Any Season Ticket Holder, Corporate or Youth Academy Member who is Under-18 and interested in assisting and advising the Club going forward, please email younghammersOS@westhamunited.co.uk
When will the poll results be concluded?
The result of the SMG YouGov supporter consultation, as published in May 2013, showed a huge level of support for the Olympic Stadium move.
Eighty-five per cent of fans who took part in the independent poll said they supported the move to the iconic new stadium situated in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Is it the Club's intention to invest in training facilities?
ABSOLUTELY. As we have always said, the move provides the opportunity for the Club to generate the resources required to achieve our footballing ambitions. West Ham United will need a squad, training facilities and youth development to match its stunning new home and talks are already underway to progress those plans.
What will happen to the seats sectioned off in the upper tiers?
Many of them will be removed to accommodate TV Broadcast platforms and telecommunications equipment. Those that do remain will be professionally sectioned off and not at all visible when the when the Stadium is in football mode. These seats do not form part of the Stadium in football mode and will not be visible. We are still finalising the best solution with LLDC but they assure us these are not an issue for West Ham United when the Stadium is in football mode.
Will the move affect the Club in a negative way commercially?
The full terms of the agreement cannot be disclosed at this stage. We can only restate what we have openly said, that this opportunity provides us with a platform to really drive our business forward commercially. As a Board we have vast experience in this area and now we have the platform, you can trust us to make this work. Although we have not confirmed the details, West Ham will continue to take all of the revenue from all of its own assets such as ticketing, corporate hospitality, retail and sponsorship (including shirt sponsorship). We retain full commercial control of our business. Catering and naming rights revenue is shared. The Club has no current naming rights partner at the Boleyn Ground.
It appears there are only hospitality boxes/lounges on one side of the stadium. Is this correct?
Yes, all hospitality boxes, suites and lounges are located in the West Stand over three levels. The new Stadium will see the addition of first-class corporate facilities which can comfortably compete on a global scale. The offer ranges from superb top of the range boxes and exceeds in every way those currently available at the Boleyn Ground, without losing the tradition and charm associated with the current facilities.
An additional 1,000 Corporate seats will enable the club to address the majority of the issues that exist at the Boleyn Ground, which cannot be tackled due to infrastructure.
The new Stadium enables a range of new pricing options. There will be the ability to create a 'Club Level offer' for supporters and their families who still wish to enjoy a more traditional matchday experience but would like the use of an accompanying lounge. At the other end of the scale, the superboxes and lounges sought at the current Stadium can now be added.
Corporate guests and their clients will enjoy an exclusive VIP entrance and parking. The increased capacity will provide a wider range of choice and dining options and improved custom-built modern infrastructure will enable a substantially improved F&B offer to clients.
The accompanying VIP seats used to accommodate Her Majesty the Queen and her family as well as international VIPs during the Games, with spectacular views of the action, will now be utilised for West Ham supporters. Boxes and lounges can be customised to suit tastes, but all will be distinctively West Ham United.
The fact that all hospitality is located on one side of the Stadium enables us to create the East Kop Stand which is so crucial to our general admission supporters whose needs are just as paramount.
Will supporters be able to monitor the work in progress?
Yes they will. The Club recently published the first time-lapse video of the Stadium’s redevelopment on whufc.com and hope to bring supporters several more in the coming months.
Would it be possible to organise some sort of sponsored walk/run between the Boleyn Ground and the OS to help emphasise how close the new stadium is to the old one?
The Club is already in discussions about this and more information will be published on whufc.com shortly.
Will supporters get the chance to buy souvenirs (seats/turf etc) from the Boleyn Ground?
We are absolutely committed to ensuring that the Boleyn Ground will have a fitting farewell tribute and that a legacy which maintains the Club's reputation will be left. This will be carried out in close consultation with our supporters. This will certainly include the opportunity for supporters to be able to buy souvenirs.
Why is this a good move for West Ham United Football Club?
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move to a worldwide, iconic stadium that will offer West Ham United the chance to compete with the very best teams in the country and across Europe.
The multi-million pound conversion will ensure the Olympic Stadium is amongst the world's finest football venues and will hold the prestigious UEFA Category 4 status, without putting a financial burden on the club.
It provides an opportunity to improve the club's fortunes on every level, including opening doors to new revenue opportunities, which will help enable further investment in the team and training facilities so we can achieve our footballing ambitions.
West Ham will be moving to one of the best-connected stadiums in Europe. The DLR station at Stratford International is transforming it into a key transport hub for Newham and east London. In addition Stratford is served by the Central and Jubilee lines on the London Underground as well as London Overground and the high-speed rail service from the city.
The stadium's 54,000-capacity could see us listed amongst the top five attended clubs in the Barclays Premier League and offers a fantastic opportunity to further grow our fan base on a global scale.
What can you tell supporters about the deal?
Together with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) we have agreed commercial terms that include:
- An upfront capital contribution of £15m which, along with a share of naming rights income, will assist with the cost of the overall transformation works.
- An annual rent that delivers an anchor tenant to ensure the stadium's long-term viability.
- The deal has been structured in a way that secures affordable rent for the duration of the 99-year tenancy.
We were happy to confirm that we would make a windfall payment to the LLDC above an agreed base case in the event we sold the club in the next ten years as we do not plan to do so. We have no intention of selling the club.
The Olympic Stadium will never cost the club more than we can afford and the Chairmen have personally guaranteed payments to the stadium if the club cannot.
How will ticket pricing be structured?
As a Board we have always been committed to offering affordable family football and the increased capacity opens up many new opportunities to support this initiative.
There will be more affordable seats and more entry-level pricing but we will also be able to offer the more premium products that our current stadium cannot offer at present.
We have already gauged the thoughts of many of our Season Ticket Holders and, now the plans are in the public domain, we can consult them further on the likes of a migration policy, price, location and additional benefits.
The move will ensure the club is more accessible to our existing supporters, plus it will be more attractive to key groups - families and female supporters in particular - to name a few.
When do West Ham United envisage playing their first game at the Olympic Stadium?
The club intend to kick-off their 2016/17 campaign from the Olympic Stadium. It is envisaged that there will be a couple of pre-season test fixtures such as a Bobby Moore Cup friendly ahead of the season start.
What will the capacity be?
When will supporters be able to share their opinions?
Following last year’s SMG-YouGov poll, the Club remain in regular consultation with the Supporter Advisory Board. To learn of past and future events, or read to the minutes of previous meetings, please click here.
Will current Season Ticket Holders be given priority at the Olympic Stadium?
Absolutely. Ensuring we have a fair and transparent migration policy is of paramount importance to everyone at the club. We are keen to work with our supporters as part of our consultation process to make sure we carry this out in the way you would want and expect. Season Ticket Holders, along with Bond Holders, are our most loyal supporters and our first priority when it comes to general admission seating. Likewise our existing seasonal Corporate Members will have priority in respect of the new hospitality areas.
Will match tickets be more affordable and accessible?
We are offering up to 100,000 free tickets per season that will ensure some of the most deprived children in the country will gain access to elite sport and drive an increase in sports participation. As a Board we have always been committed to offering affordable family football and the increased capacity opens up so many new opportunities to support this initiative. There will be more affordable seats and more entry-level pricing but we are unable to determine more detailed pricing structures at this stage. The move will ensure the club is more accessible to a wider section of supporters and we are confident that our attendances will regularly be in the top five in the country.
Did the club look at the possibility of redeveloping the East Stand?
Yes, and in great depth. First and foremost we could not have achieved a capacity anything like on the scale of the Olympic Stadium by going with this option. There are a variety of reasons why it wasn't deemed to be feasible. It's not just a simple case of investment and growth in respect of the Boleyn Ground, but the surrounding infrastructure simply does not support stadium growth to the level we are seeking. Upon investigation it was clear this was not a viable alternative.
Can we take the 'The Champions' sculpture with us?
Yes, if that's what our supporters want, we certainly have that option. Talks are underway with the LLDC and Newham Council to decide the best option to honour our West Ham and England legends in both locations. We are committed to providing a fitting tribute to the men who played such an important role in the club's history. Ultimately we want our supporters to determine what we take with us and this will form a huge part of our ongoing consultation.
Will the Olympic Stadium site feel like West Ham United's permanent home with a full-time Ticket Office and Club Store etc?
Yes. The stadium will have the look and feel of West Ham's home ground all year round. This includes a fully operating Ticket Office and Club Store managed by West Ham United staff just as is the case at the Boleyn Ground now.
When can we see more artist's impressions and designs?
Several artistic impressions are already available in the public domain. These are the official architects' computer-generated images that have been supplied to us by the LLDC. We also have a series of drawings that demonstrate more fully some of the technical aspects, which can be found on whufc.com. We will continue to share all drawings and images with you as they are generated.
What is the Desso pitch that the stadium will have? Does that mean it's artificial?
Desso surfaces are recognised globally as the optimum in pitch technology and will serve the proposed multi-use functionality perfectly. Desso is currently used at most major sporting venues including Twickenham and the Emirates and the majority of pitches used in the World Cup in South Africa were also Desso. The pitch quality will be second to none with under soil heating, drainage and the all-new Desso field of play. This is the pitch that the Boleyn Ground has had since 1998 where it has on three occasions been nominated pitch of year. A Desso pitch will ensure a consistent surface for the full Premier League season. Head groundsman Dougie Robertson assures us it is a 'phenomenal product'.
Will there be improved catering facilities at the Olympic Stadium?
Absolutely. The catering facilities on offer in and around the Olympic Stadium will be world-class.
We have looked at many of the other top stadia both around the UK and internationally including those you may be familiar with such as Wembley and the Emirates. Our intended offer will at least match, if not exceed the best in the market.
Many of the frustrations our supporters experience at the Boleyn Ground, such as the limited choices on offer, are as a direct result of the infrastructure restrictions in a stadium of this age.
This is not the case with a modern state-of-the-art stadium that is being designed with all the knowledge and experience required to understand and meet ever-expanding modern day supporter needs.
The catering outlets and kiosks in the transformed UEFA Category 4 stadium will be brought onto the podium to form part of the main stadium, as you would expect from a world-class arena.
The new stadium also enables a 'Club Level offering' for supporters and their families who still wish to enjoy a more traditional matchday experience but require access to a lounge, hot food and drinks.
Would the club consider opening a West Ham United museum at the Olympic Stadium?
Although there are no plans as yet to open a West Ham United museum within the stadium, all of the club's memorabilia and trophies will be coming with us and will be displayed for all to enjoy with the pride and reverence they deserve.
When does the lease begin?
West Ham will relocate to the Olympic Stadium in time for the start of the 2016/17 season, but we will not move until we are satisfied that the stadium is ready for football and for us to host our first match. There are extensive redevelopment works to be completed so that the stadium is able to host major footballing events. We have worked hard to agree a specification for the works and we will ensure they are implemented before we relocate.
Will the move create potential opportunities for local construction firms?
West Ham United will look to appoint a fit-out contractor with strong knowledge of the Club to ensure that all areas suitably reflect its heritage and history.
All major contracts will be led by the stadium SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle). We advise companies to make direct contact with the SPV when appropriate as the Club is not responsible for appointing construction companies to carry out the main conversion work.
West Ham United have also agreed the sale of the Boleyn Ground to award-winning local developer Galliard Group. The Club was impressed with Galliard Group's links to the local community and their commitment to honouring the history of the Hammers at the Boleyn Ground as part of their proposed development.
Will there be parking facilities for supporters on a matchday?
There will be ample parking opportunities for those supporters who wish to drive to the Stadium on a match day and there are still potential partnerships to be explored with the likes of Westfield.
However one of the core benefits of the move is that the venue is one of the most well-connected stadiums in Europe so there will be plenty of easy alternative ways to travel on public transport to the ground on a match day.
This was one of the key aspects that attracted the club to the stadium, as it will ensure easy access - within minutes in many cases - from our core catchment areas throughout Essex and east London.
It is already served by the second best-connected station in London and nine lines across London's Overground and tube network, with Crossrail set to be added by 2017.
How will the move benefit the local community?
We are offering up to 100,000 free tickets per season that will ensure some of the most deprived children in the country will gain access to elite sport and drive an increase in sports participation.
Our award-winning community department will continue to operate multi- sport, educational and cultural activities to deliver the legacy we have always promised and to encourage youngsters to lead healthy active lifestyles.
What will happen to the Supporters' Club?
The E20 LLP (a joint venture between the LLDC and Newham Council) will be tasked with the letting of other concessions in the Stadium and the LLDC will also be tasked with the letting of units in and round the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
It is our understanding that while some of these units will be let by, for example, the catering partner, that consideration is being given to ensuring that there are both small local business and community uses.
The Club has met with members of the Supporters' Club and has championed their case to the relevant members of the E20 LLP. Club officials have met with key officials from the committee and discussions regarding how the Club can further support the Supporters' Club are ongoing.
Will the stadium naming rights be sold?
Yes, it is the intention that the stadium naming rights will be sold. This is fast becoming the expectation of any big club with a stadium of the stature that would attract a naming rights partner.
It is apparent from those Premier League elite clubs that already have a stadium with a naming rights partner that it does not in any way adversely impact upon the Club's ability to retain its sense of identity.
Are matchday travel discounts a possibility?
It has always been our vision that the Club will play its part in ensuring that the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park becomes a day-out 'destination' to the benefit of its visitors and most importantly for our supporters.
This was a key feature of West Ham United's bid. Discussions are underway with the area's key stakeholders to fully explore the cross-marketing possibilities with the Park's stakeholders to ensure it becomes a thriving success and its regular visitors can benefit.
If the Club get relegated, will the Olympic Stadium tenancy agreement impact on the Club financially?
The core focus of our Board strategy is to ensure West Ham United remains a Premier League club.
As a Board we acknowledge that the Stadium must have a team that befits it. We have extensive business experience and are absolutely astute when it comes to managing the Club's finances both as its custodians and to create the revenue required to pay down the debt and invest in the squad and its development. We take our responsibility very seriously.
The Club's turnover has grown year on year since 2010. By the time we play our first match turnover is forecast to have doubled since 2010.
The Club will ALWAYS be able to afford its annual rent. Whilst we do not intend to focus on relegation, the deal is structured in such a way that the annual usage fee is reduced should the Club be relegated.
Where will the away supporters sit?
While we have identified some options for the away supporters' area, this is one of the key areas that we want to consult with our supporters about.
The areas identified will of course be as a result of operational considerations, such as segregation and access. We have already received some fantastic suggestions.
Our priority must be our own home supporters and their matchday experience. We are aware that the atmosphere at the stadium will form a key part of their enjoyment of the matchday experience. We are also keen to create a ground that visiting supporters want to travel to for us to proudly host them and to enhance the overall atmosphere.
Will there be better facilities such as WCs etc than at present?
Categorically, yes. Many of the issues experienced at the Boleyn Ground due to the infrastructure and age of the stadium will be resolved by the stadium move. The ability to offer a world-class modern football stadium with all the associated amenities for our supporters was a key driver for the move due to the restrictions in developing the current stadium.
The Boleyn Ground has 283 WCs while the Olympic Stadium will have 995. It will also have more than double the number of food and catering units than at the Boleyn Ground.
Will there be an opportunity to honour legends such as Billy Bonds and Geoff Hurst?
Absolutely, and this is an essential part of our plans to make the stadium our home.
We have already confirmed that we will once again be able to name a stand after our legends Bobby Moore and Sir Trevor Brooking and there are also other exciting tributes for former players that will be announced soon. This again is the kind of consultation that we intend to have with supporters once we have gauged their overall feelings towards the move - who would they like to see honoured and how?
Will the Club offices be there?
Yes, the Club offices will of course need to move to the Stadium to offer a year-round location from which to run the Club and service our supporters.
Does the Club lose out commercially by being a tenant?
No, one of the main benefits of the move is that that Club will have a platform from which, with our sustained hard work and commitment, we are able to grow our revenue.
This will be without having to carry the burden of further debt which would follow if we were to the make the initial significant outlay for a new stadium. For West Ham United this opportunity would simply have not been possible any other way.
Not only do we have a unique opportunity to continue paying down our debt but with attendances which could regularly top 50,000 and a further 1,000 hospitality places, the Club has a real opportunity to grow.
The Club also retains all commercial control and revenue from its own assets such as shirt sponsorship, retail and ticketing. It will also take a share of catering income and naming rights.
The hard work we have put in to grow our business year on year as we have since 2010 will need to continue, but the move presents a real platform for us to move the Club to new levels.
This revenue would be re-invested in the squad, youth development and facilities to achieve our footballing ambitions.
Will local businesses such as pie and mash shops be able to move?
This will be down to the individual businesses. They are all privately owned so they will need to decide whether they want to relocate with the Club or not.
There are numerous retail and catering opportunities available in and around the park and the Club would encourage any local business that wants to move with the Club to explore those options.
As above the E20 LLP (a joint venture between the LLDC and Newham Council) will be tasked with the letting of other concessions in the Stadium and the LLDC will also be tasked with the letting of units in and round the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
It is our understanding that while some of these units will be let by, for example, the catering partner that consideration is being given to a strategy that ensures there are both small local business and community uses.
What provisions are being made for disabled access to the Olympic Stadium?
There is dedicated Blue Badge Parking on the actual Stadium Island. There are 49 in total, although a fraction of these will be required for Outside Broadcast Vehicles. The Boleyn Ground, by comparison, has in the region of 20 disabled spaces across three sites.
There is also a lot of coach car parking, so a park and ride type operation would be feasible too.
As for public transport, recent improvements to the London Underground will aid disabled access to the Olympic Stadium.
Boarding ramps have been introduced at a number of stations across the network including West Ham and Stratford, which will allow greater access on a matchday to the Club's new home.
The portable ramps were first introduced at 16 tube stops for the Olympic Games and following their success, Transport for London (TFL) has decided to roll them out across the network.
Q: What plans are being made for fans to get in and out of the Olympic Stadium on a matchday?
The same access routes from the station through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which worked so well for the Games, have been maintained.
Extensive crowd modelling work was undertaken, while Event Day Management Plans for the planning application were approved and these will further refined in time. The crowd modelling work looked at the Stadium being used for football.
The access and egress routes worked perfectly well for the Anniversary Games last summer (the stadium had 60,000 in each of the three event days), despite the Park being transformed at the time.
We are very confident there will not be any safety issues and Stratford is capable of handling large crowds.
Q: Can you update us regarding sightlines in comparison to the Boleyn Ground?
The Stadium has been designed by the very same architects responsible for Wembley and the Emirates. The sightlines, therefore, are excellent.
There is little value in comparing the Boleyn Ground with the Olympic Stadium in this regard. The latter has an additional 20,000 seats. In the same way, people tend not to compare distances at Highbury to those at the Emirates. The distances, naturally, are going to be different.
Q: Who is taking charge of the Olympic Stadium’s conversion into a football venue?
International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty Group Ltd are leading the work on the Stadium’s redevelopment.
The E20 Stadium Partnership, established between the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and Newham Council, awarded the £154 million contract to Balfour Beatty to ready the iconic venue for West Ham United from 2016.
The international infrastructure group won the right to lead work on the Stadium's magnificent new roof in the summer and is now set to spearhead the remainder of the venue's much-anticipated transformation into a UEFA category four football Stadium.
Why did West Ham United choose to partner with Galliard Group?
Galliard Group is a local company that understands and respects the Club's history and tradition.
There were better offers on the table from more aggressive developers but these were rejected as the Club wanted to leave the right legacy for fans and the local community.
Galliard Group has proven sports ground regeneration skills, having delivered a substantial part of the residential housing at the new Emirates Stadium development.
They are also committed to servicing the needs of the local community and they plan to liaise closely with West Ham and the London Borough of Newham to undertake community and stakeholder consultation with fans, local residents and local business.
The London Borough of Newham have previously identified the need for more homes, jobs and community spaces in that local area.
During the construction period, the new development will create hundreds of jobs on site, with additional employment created in any on-site commercial facilities agreed after consultation, which will mean that the new future for the site will play a huge part in the regeneration of the Upton Park area.
The London Borough of Newham have previously expressed a desire for more high-quality housing in the local area and Galliard's proposal matches that criteria.
What will be at the site to commemorate West Ham's history?
We were impressed with Galliard Group's commitment to honouring the legacy of West Ham United at the site. They have plans to name the key buildings at the new site after West Ham United legends, decided through polls and competitions with fans and the local community.
Subject to approval and consultation, they also plan to name the central area of the development after West Ham legend Bobby Moore and will be looking to create sculptures and works of art to remember famous players and moments from West Ham's history. These will all be created in conjunction with the players' families and fans.
What will happen to the remembrance garden?
One of the most important aspects for West Ham in the negotiations with potential partners was the plans for the Memorial Gardens. We are pleased that Galliard Group plan to leave the Memorial Garden as it is so that relatives and friends of loved ones can continue to come and pay their respects at the site.
We remain in full consultation with the Club's chaplain Reverend Alan Bolding regarding this matter.
Will the commemorative bricks be coming?
Yes. All of the names and messages on the commemorative bricks currently in place at the Boleyn Ground will be transferred to the Olympic Stadium. The Club also have plans to offer fans the chance to place new bricks at West Ham's new home.
What else will be coming with West Ham to the Olympic Stadium?
The Club are in discussions with the Supporter Advisory Board about what they want the Club to take to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Those discussions are ongoing but the key parts of the Club's history are likely to travel alongside items like the commemorative plaques for Club legends and the West Ham Pals Battalion from the First World War.
Will local residents and traders be consulted?
Yes, Galliard Group are renowned for their consultation with local residents. They pride themselves on their engagement with the local community and will hold regular meetings and distribute a regular newsletter to local residents and businesses.
What if I'm interested in buying one of the properties?
No properties will be released for sale until consultation is undertaken and planning is provided for properties to be built on the site. Only once this is done will Galliard Group look at selling properties on the site. Galliard Group are signatories to the House Builders Federation pledge that all of their London properties are offered for sale to Londoners/UK buyers first, before being marketed/sold overseas.
Will there be an auction of Boleyn Ground memorabilia?
Yes, it is absolutely the Club’s intention to ensure that fans are given the opportunity to make Boleyn Ground memorabilia their own when the time comes. The finer details are currently being discussed with our Supporter Advisory Board and the Club are looking at a number of possible auction websites. The outcome of these considerations will be made known nearer the time.
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