“But there is no reason to approach that issue in a negative way. And when we go out I’m sure that we’re going to feel at home.”
West Ham waved goodbye to Upton Park after 112 years at the end of last season ahead of moving into their new 60,000-capacity home.
The stadium is still a work in progress with the finishing touches still being applied to a venue that holds so many memories from the 2012 Olympics.
It means 54,000 fans will be present due to on-going construction work this evening.
Some supporters will be seated up to 20m from the pitch – which is wider and longer than their famous old home, a stark contrast to the cramped, intimidating surroundings of their old ground.
But Bilic has urged his players transform the atmosphere and christen the new venue in style.