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West Ham's Athletics Stadium

Postby Mike the Dagger » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:49 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37343996

So the taxpayer is now being asked to pay more for West Ham to have police in the ground? Shouldn't the club pay for this?

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Re: West Ham's Athletics Stadium

Postby rechitski kinzhal » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:42 am

I have a confession to make - I went to see a game at the new stadium in the Europa League. It was a typical West Ham game - they lost!
But what struck me was the vast number of people employed to ensure the safety of everyone. Of course 54,000 is a lot more than the 1,200 we get, but the number of safety stewards, police, guides, police horses was just astonishing - every 50 metres there were groups of 20 of them just milling about - there must have been thousands and that was just outside the ground. I appreciate the need for safety, but who does pay for that?

(two small bottles of water, and 2 Diet Cokes - £10.80 ..... never again)
(that was my second Europa League game of the season, and at £10 a ticket the price was not too bad .... except vastly more than the 80pence I paid to see Torpedo Zhodino v Rapid Wien, which in turn was double the 40pence I paid the following day for the Belarussian Premier League game Slutsk v Slavia Mozyr)
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Re: West Ham's Athletics Stadium

Postby Mike the Dagger » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:30 pm

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