West Ham joint chairman David Gold says he is thrilled to be see Bournemouth as the first Premier League visitor to the Olympic Park.
There were many keeping a close eye on the fixtures hoping that the first visitors to the new stadium on Queen Elizabeth Park would be one of the big glamour sides but it will be Eddie Howe’s Cherries.
Gold says the arrival of Bournemouth will be a special day for all concerned on August 20th for the first home game of the season, their first clash is away at Chelsea on the opening day of the season.
Gold told the club’s official website: “It is two fairy tales coming together. What Bournemouth achieved to survive in the Premier League in their first year was remarkable.
“I have the utmost respect for what they have achieved and similar to ourselves, they have shown that anything is possible
“Our move into the new Stadium has been six years in the making and we are finally achieving our dream this summer.
“The first Europa League game at our new home will be special, the inaugural first game against Juventus when we hold our opening ceremony will be a day to remember and of course our first ever Premier League game will be a momentous occasion.”