- May 24, 2010
One of the big issues is that West Ham fans hate the stadium is because they have nothing in and around the stadium for them. They are essentially renting so the land isn't there.There is no bars/cafes/fans zones. The nearest tube station is probably a 10 minute walk, actually 15 minutes because they are redirected around the shopping centre but the Olympic Park has nothing for them on match day. On the east side of the stadium you've got a few kids parks and a skate park, on the west side there is a canal and nothing else. You take Upton Park and, although not club owned, there was huge amounts of Pubs and Bars for them.West Ham are doing well since Moyes came in. Before that they did have a match where there were multiple pitch invasions and protests against the owner during the game because the fans hated the stadium.