West Ham United have published a video interview with Vice Chairman Karren Brady, where she goes into more detail regarding the architectural plans for the Olympic Stadium, which West Ham will be moving into for the start of the 2016 season.
Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient and West Ham United were all interested in moving to the 54,000-seat stadium, but West Ham United won in the end despite Leyton Orient’s ground just being 750 yards away from the Olympic Park.
In the above video, Brady explains that there will be no running track and that retractable seats will be used for soccer matches to bring the fans much closer to the pitch. “I can promise you that no seats will be further away than that offered at Wembley Stadium,” said Brady.
West Ham United would also like to bring the “Sir Trevor Brooking Stand” and “Bobby Moore Stand” over from their Boleyn Ground and have them recreated at the Olympic Stadium. Brady added that West Ham are planning on having a Kop-style East Stand at the new ground.