West Ham sell over 50,000 season tickets for Olympic Stadium

The Hammers leave the Boleyn Ground at the end of this season

West Ham United have sold over 50,000 season tickets ahead of next season's move to the Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers face Manchester United at Upton Park this Tuesday night in their last game in the stadium before their summer move and a statement on the club’s website on Monday confirmed that all season tickets and VIP Club London memberships are already sold out for next season.

"As a result of the unprecedented demand, West Ham will now boast the highest number of season ticket holders in London, and the highest percentage of season ticket holders in the whole of the Premier League," read the statement.

"The club’s increase in capacity from 35,000 at the Boleyn Ground to 60,000 at the former Olympic Stadium also makes it the biggest and most successful stadium move in Britain in the modern era."

West Ham have enjoyed a fruitful season in the Premier League thus far and remain in the hunt for European football next season.

"David Sullivan, David Gold and I have always believed in the West Ham fanbase and knew we could fill the new stadium" said club vice-chairman, Karren Brady.

"Reports consistently show that we have highest average capacity in the Premier League and every game in our final season at the Boleyn Ground sold out within days of going on sale.

“So having made the bold decision to move to the former Olympic Stadium, we are delighted to see how it has captured the imagination of the Hammers fanbase.

"We find ourselves going into our first season with more than 50,000 season ticket holders and tens of thousands of people on the priority list for seasonal seats in 2017-18."

This is almost the highest number of season tickets purchased in the league, second only to Manchester United.