WATCH: Karren Brady takes Patrick Davison around West Ham's new stadium
By Pete Hall
Last Updated: 20/08/16 4:08pm
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady takes Patrick Davison around London Stadium and explains what it means to be in their impressive new home.
They have had their official opening already, but the Hammers' first league encounter at London Stadium takes place on Super Sunday, when they welcome Bournemouth to Stratford.
Having spent 112 years at Upton Park, the move was met with a mixed reception by fans, but Brady feels the time was right to move, and is excited for the future.
"It was very important to bring our past with us to our future, and you can see it all around the stadium," Brady said. "The look and feel around being West Ham was the number one priority. We didn't want to be in a vanilla stadium that wouldn't reflect our values.
"We promised supporters that we would deliver a stadium that would exceed their expectations in look and in feel, and I think we have done that.
"There were many points in the last six years where lots of people didn't think it was going to happen - and one of them was me.
"This stadium could have been run-down, under-utilised like other Olympic venues across the world, but instead it is vibrant, multi-purposed, it has helped to regenerate this area and generated hundreds and hundreds of jobs.
"50,000 people are on the waiting list for tickets - we always knew we could fill it."