The best websites to buy West Ham football tickets
by Paul Joseph | Updated February 27, 2020
West Ham moved into a brand new stadium for the 2016/17 season, becoming tenants at the 57,000 capacity London Stadium, which was built for the London Olympic Games in 2012. After over 100 years at the significantly smaller Upton Park, the move offered a chance for the Hammers to grow as a club, both in terms of its supporter base and the attendant financial potential that this brings.
A view of West Ham’s London Stadium in Stratford (Photo: Daniel via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)
While West Ham have been a well-established Premier League club for a number of years, they have never made a sustained challenge for the title and have only qualified to play in Europe once in recent times. This means that anyone looking to attend a West Ham game will have the option of domestic league or cup games only. If you’re planning a visit to the UK, and want to know if West Ham are playing at London Stadium during your dates of travel, you can view fixture lists for the upcoming season online.
Tickets are continuing to be in high demand for West Ham’s fourth season at London Stadium in 2019/20. The best way to secure tickets for Premier League matches is to become a Claret Member, though tickets for some matches may also become available on general sale. However, there are some other options for securing yourself a seat for a West Ham home game. We’ve looked into them and given our top tips below.
Seatsbay are our top pick for purchasing West Ham tickets online. The highly regarded sports tickets broker has impressive availability for all games at London Stadium – and you won’t have to break the bank, either. When we searched, we found tickets starting at around £60 GBP for upcoming games against Bournemouth and Everton. However, for more high profile games, such as against Arsenal or Tottenham, prices can be somewhat steeper. The company works with a large network of suppliers, and the tickets on sale have usually been placed there by members who can’t attend games. This means that Seatsbay receive the tickets ahead of reselling them, so there’s pretty much no chance of fakes. Tickets are shipped 2 to 3 days before the match, and usually sooner, and you can also specify for them to be picked up from a hotel. For London clubs like West Ham, Seatsbay have also allocated locations around the city centre where you can pick up your tickets, which is especially handy when you’ve bought them at the last moment.
Serving football fans for over 10 years, Livefootballtickets.com are another well-established ticketing company. While their fees are a touch higher than Seatsbay, our research suggests they offer an even bigger selection of tickets for many games. One major advantage for groups is that the website often provides the option of buying 4 tickets in one go, with the seats all next to each other. During our search into West Ham games for the remainder of the current season, tickets were available for all home fixtures, with prices beginning at around £45 for less prestigious games such as West Ham vs Bournemouth. The site also offers a “150%” money-back guarantee if you don’t receive your tickets, or can’t access the stadium in the unlikely event of a problem with the tickets.
If you’re on the hunt for premium tickets including food and drinks, Circuit Hospitality should certainly be in your sights. The Bristol-based company are proud to only sell official and fully authorised packages, specialising in Premier League football hospitality. Circuit are an official West Ham hospitality reseller, and offer three separate package for London Road, each delivering unique VIP experiences such as a reception drink, a pre-match three-course meal, a complimentary bar, half-time cheese and biscuits, full time pies, a Hammers legend appearance, and panoramic match views from the best seats in the house. Prices vary depending on the profile of the opposition, but tend to range between around £180 for the most basic packages all the way up to about £900. Please note: TravelMag have negotiated a 12% discount on all Circuit Hospitality tickets for our readers. All you need to do is use the voucher code “travelmag” during the check-out stage of your online ticket purchase.