Juve set for Olympic outing

25 Apr

West Ham United have confirmed the first game in the Olympic Stadium will be a friendly against Italian champions Juventus.


West Ham: Juve set for Olympic outingWest Ham: Juve set for Olympic outing

The Hammers will leave Upton Park, their home since 1904, at the end of the season and make the switch to the venue that holds 60,000 for football matches.

It is an exciting time for the club and they will be hoping to secure European football through their league position this campaign in order to kick off in style in their new surroundings.

The Olympic Stadium will be the host for the Betway Cup on Sunday, August 7 and joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have expressed their delight at securing a deal to play the Old Lady.

“We are delighted to be marking such a monumental day in West Ham United’s history by welcoming one of the world’s biggest clubs to our fantastic new home,” the duo told the club website.

“It was always our intention to open the new 60,000-capacity Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a fixture fitting of the occasion, and the visit of the reigning Italian champions Juventus is most certainly that.

“We are hugely excited and honoured by this wonderful opening fixture against a historic club which shares many of the values we cherish here at West Ham.”

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