An increase in West Ham United tickets for 2019 has been made available after unveiling its London Stadium home will operate at an increased capacity of 60,000 from its opening game in the New Year.

After reaching an initial agreement last month, the required safety certificate has now been granted and West Ham’s opening Premier League game of 2019, against Brighton and Hove Albion on January 2, will see 3,000 more home fans cheering on their team. This will mark a new club record for the biggest home attendance and number of season ticket holders in West Ham’s history.

The Premier League club revealed it has now completely sold out of its half-season tickets. The expanded capacity means that London Stadium will now welcome a total of 54,000 season ticket holders on a matchday, the highest in London, from the start of 2019.

Joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said: “It is a wonderful feeling to know that more of our fans will be able to watch affordable Premier League football at London Stadium, and we look forward to the matchday atmosphere becoming even more magnificent in 2019.”

West Ham initially agreed the deal with stadium landlord E20, the first step towards London Stadium reaching its potential capacity of up to 66,000, which would make it the biggest club football venue in the capital.

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