Circuit Hospitality at West Ham
The Packages you can experience
Circuit Hospitality is delighted to be able to supply Official West Ham United Football Club hospitality.
The package we provide at the London Stadium is in the Great Briton Bar, a relaxed and informal setting in the West Stand of the ground. The basic package includes a fantastic viewing position on the half way line in the upper tier of the stand, plus access to an exclusive bar and restaurant where you can buy food and drink up to two and a half hours before kick off. You will receive a matchday programme, plus a Q&A with a Hammers legend prior to the match. We can also upgrade the package to full hospitality for an additional fee.
West Ham History
After five years as the Thames Ironworks team, West Ham United Football Club was formed in 1900, moving to the Boleyn Ground at Upton Park in 1904. It took a further 15 years for the club to join the Second Division of the Football League, before promotion to the top flight in 1923. Between 1932 and 1958 the club was in the Second Division, but after scoring 100 goals to win the title, they have subsequently spent more time in the top league than out of it; in fact, they are one of only 8 teams never to have fallen lower than the second tier of the English football pyramid. Between 1964 and 1980 West Ham won the FA Cup three times, and reached two major European finals – winning the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965. The following year, unforgettably, three of the key figures in England’s World Cup victory were Hammers players – the captain Bobby Moore, midfielder Martin Peters and hat-trick hero in the final, Geoff Hurst. The club has never matched the success of this period in terms of winning trophies, but since returning to the Premier League in 2012, they have qualified for European competition three times.
West Ham’s oldest and fiercest rivalry is with Millwall, which stems as much from the two clubs’ industrial histories as it does from their proximity to each other. Millwall FC was formed in London’s Isle of Dogs, before moving south of the River Thames in the early 20th century. Given that games between the two sides are rare, other rivalries have taken on a greater focus – notably London derbies against Chelsea and Tottenham, which have been fuelled by the movement of
players between the clubs – the likes of Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe.
Between 1904 and 2016 West Ham played at the Boleyn Ground, more commonly known as Upton Park. But in order to compete at the highest level, the club decided they needed the revenue that could be derived from a stadium with a greater capacity than their 35,000 seater home. As early as 2010, two years before London hosted the Olympic Games, West Ham’s owners had submitted a formal plan to the authorities to take over the Olympic Stadium in Stratford after the Games had concluded. It took several years of discussion and legal debate, but in 2013 it was announced that a 99-year lease had been agreed, and the club would make the short move in time for the 2016/17 season. The London Stadium is a fantastic structure, and has been enhanced and developed since West Ham took custody of it, in order to make it more suitable as an arena in which to watch football; this has included putting in additional seating over the athletics track to bring the crowd closer to the action.
West Ham is one of the capital’s best-supported teams, with a committed and passionate fanbase. Over the years they have witnessed the emergence of some excellent young footballers. Aside from the spine of England’s 1966 World champions – Moore, Peters and Hurst – many others have come through the club’s youth ranks to have a significant impact on the international stage – the aforementioned Lampard and Carrick, Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole, to name but a few. Under current boss David Moyes, the last few years have seen significant improvement for the Hammers, and the club is hoping to build on this success by achieving regular involvement in European competitions. If you want to see the progress for yourself, there’s no better place than in the vibrant and atmospheric setting of the Great Briton Bar at the London Stadium, so get in touch and we’ll find the right package for your needs.
Did you know?
West Ham are the most recent club from outside the top division to win the FA Cup, which they did in 1980. In 1923 they also took part in the first ever FA Cup Final held at Wembley Stadium, in front of a record attendance of 126,000 people. Unfortunately Bolton won this game 2-0.
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