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One McAvennieeeeee 4:28 Mon Nov 27
New away ticket system in place + Extra 2k for Arsenal in the Cup

In response to feedback from supporters and discussions at last week’s Supporter Advisory Board meeting, West Ham United will be trialling a new method for away ticket sales to allow more Season Ticket Holders and Claret Members the opportunity to follow the Hammers on the road.

The new system will see ten per cent of every away allocation reserved for our 52,000 Season Ticket Holders and Claret Members to purchase on a first come, first served basis, once the first 90 per cent of the allocation have been allocated as standard by Season Ticket Holder Priority Points.

West Ham United hope the new system will enable as many supporters to follow the team away from home, while still offering priority to those loyal fans who currently travel week in, week out.

Those who narrowly miss out via Season Ticket Holder Priority Points will effectively have another chance to secure a seat, while our Season Ticket Holders and Claret Members – consisting of Hammers supporters both in the UK and abroad - can begin to build Priority Points and attend games they historically would not be able to.

The new sales method will be trialled over five upcoming away matches, beginning with the trip to Stoke City on 16 December, followed by the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Arsenal, the visit to Tottenham Hotspur on 31 December, Huddersfield Town on 13 January and Brighton and Hove Albion on 3 February.

Full ticket allocations will be taken for each of these fixtures to allow as many supporters as possible the opportunity to attend. A further 800 seats have already been requested from Stoke City, taking the total allocation to 3,200.

Furthermore, the Hammers Ticket Office have secured a further 2,040 tickets for the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Emirates Stadium, meaning over 7,000 supporters will be in attendance. Tickets will be available to Season Ticket Holders with 6 or more Priority Points from 4pm on Wednesday 29 November, at a price of £20 for adults or £10 for concessions.

The away fixture at Bournemouth on Boxing Day is not included in the trial. The Club can confirm we have requested our maximum allocation of 1,300 at the Vitality Stadium, but due to the fact that the figure is significantly lower than other matches, we believe it is right to allocate the full amount to our most loyal travelling fans.

The Season Ticket Holders and Claret Members sale period will begin 24 hours after the initial 90 per cent of the allocation has sold out. Once the trial period has taken place, there will be a full review of the system before it is decided whether it will become permanent.

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AKA ERNIE 6:25 Wed Nov 29
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got one just after 4pm very easy online

Far Cough 6:17 Wed Nov 29
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It's going to be a tough game, hope Wenger puts out a few kids

simon.s 6:12 Wed Nov 29
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Nice one.

I can defo see us winning this.

Far Cough 6:09 Wed Nov 29
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Good luck then, apparently, I'm in the clock end

simon.s 6:07 Wed Nov 29
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Hopefully I'll get a ticket, might be in their end though.

Far Cough 6:01 Wed Nov 29
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si, are you going?

simon.s 6:00 Wed Nov 29
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Nice one, FC.

Far Cough 5:51 Wed Nov 29
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Just got a ticket for the Gooners in the cup, done it on the website as telephoning is absolutely fucking USELESS the cunts kept cutting me off

On The Ball 10:43 Mon Nov 27
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isolated hammer 10:20 Mon Nov 27

Sadly it's always pretty simple - TV people sit down and say "Who do most people want to see?" - and the answer is often going to be Man Utd.

ozeki 10:39 Mon Nov 27
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So our oversea supporters can hold on the line and wait for the chance to get a ticket You are number 150 in the queue

shim 10:22 Mon Nov 27
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From 4pm weds joey

Trevor B 10:21 Mon Nov 27
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Sense of humour failure? You could always try getting a ticket and watching it 'live'?

isolated hammer 10:20 Mon Nov 27
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No Trevor B, you know where I am coming from. Our game is one of the ties of the round. Beats Bristol City v Man Utd.

RM10 10:17 Mon Nov 27
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hot topic?

joey5000 10:06 Mon Nov 27
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When are the additional arsenal tickets on sale?

On The Ball 8:37 Mon Nov 27
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I'm not surprised they're doing the 90%/10% split - it was suggested on here a couple of weeks ago as it's what England have been doing for years; it's nothing innovative but had to be done.

Obviously as the Board Apologist it falls to me to point out the common sense - now that we have more fans wanting away tickets (due to increased STHs and cheaper away tickets), this stops it from becoming a closed shop.

With England it caused loads of moaning at the beginning but people soon realised that it was fairer. The FA do it at 70/30, FYI. I was talking to a Tottenham mate at at the Brazil game and he was saying that their fans want this system - I said we'd never do it because it'd cost money!

For it to really work it needs as many tickets as possible, mind you....

dicksie3 8:29 Mon Nov 27
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*inevitably sell-out

Still, there is such a fucking CHARLTON ATHLETIC mindset at our club it's fucking laughable.

The sooner those pervy old fucking cheapskate wanker idiots sell-up; the fucking better.

Trevor B 8:28 Mon Nov 27
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"Still find it unbelievable that this game is not live."

Have they found a way to circumvent the laws of time then?

dicksie3 8:24 Mon Nov 27
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They told me that it definitely wasn't possible for us to get an increase in allocation for the Arsenal game! Fucking liars!

I don't understand how they think at our club. There'll be a period of time where they'll take the maximum allocation for games, which we inscrutably sell-out, and then, for some fucking brain-dead reason, they start taking reduced allocations for matches! Very fucking weird!

Still, as I'm not doing the Aways at Everton or Man City this week; I'm not a proper fan so discount my opinion entirely!

Lily Hammer 7:34 Mon Nov 27
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Aside from whether you like this move or not, along with the other issues that are being dealt with already, what is clear is the board got a twitchy bumhole thanks to the new group forming. They know this isn't a bunch of anoraks group who at worst would send an angry tweet.

Well done lads and keep it up. It's only just begun. Should keep it going permenantly as a watchdog.

isolated hammer 6:35 Mon Nov 27
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Still find it unbelievable that this game is not live.

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