West Ham reveal plans for Olympic Stadium 'wrap-around' screens
Last Updated: 23/03/16 5:07pm
West Ham have released images of how they hope their new stadium will look next season.
The club will move into the Olympic Stadium in the summer and their game against Manchester United on May 10 will be the last at Upton Park, their home since 1904.
The club have revealed they hope to cover the outside of the Olympic Stadium in giant digital screens which they claim will be the largest in Europe at 83 metres long. The screens will show clips of past and present players on match days.
The Olympic Park's management company, E20 LLP, have submitted planning permission and West Ham should know by the end of the current season whether the scheme has been given the green light.
A statement on the club's website read: "For West Ham matches, Hammers fans will be able to enjoy clips of their heroes past and present as they make their approach to the world-famous venue they will call home from August.
"So expect goals from Dimitri Payet or classic clips from Bobby Moore's heyday to enthral the Claret and Blue Army on their way in to the Stadium.
"The exciting new plans - which replace the previously submitted application - also include including prominent, Olympic legacy-inspired Claret and Blue shards and the Club's crest and colours, in addition to branding and advertising.
"This is key to the Club's absolute commitment to ensuring the Stadium looks and feels like the unmistakable home of West Ham United."