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West Ham threatening to sue owners of the London Stadium over £7.30-a-pint beer prices

EXCLUSIVE: West Ham are threatening to sue the owners of the London Stadium if there is no drastic cut in the £7.30-a-pint beer prices before the next home game

  • West Ham are furious that the cheapest pint for the opening match was £7.30
  • That is an £2.11 increase on an equivalent purchase at neighbouring Tottenham
  • The Hammers do not set the prices and don’t profit from catering at the stadium
  • They are willing to go to court to force a price change amid fan complaints 

West Ham are threatening to sue the owners of the London Stadium if there is no cut in beer prices before the next home game.

The club are furious that the cheapest pint of beer for the opening match against Manchester City was £7.30 – up £2.11 from an equivalent purchase at neighbouring Tottenham. 

They are willing to go to court to force a price change, citing the Comparable Clubs clause in their catering agreement with the London Stadium.

West Ham are threatening to sue the owners of the London Stadium over current beer prices

Fans were angry at the prices being charged on the first day of the season – but West Ham do not set those prices and do not profit from catering at the stadium.

To safeguard their fans from opportunist price hikes, however, they have an agreement that says catering prices at the ground should be a mean of the prices at Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea. That puts the cheapest beer at around £5.75 per pint – £1.55 cheaper than currently.

West Ham have raised the issue with caterers Delaware North who insist they cannot make reductions without London Stadium permission. 

The club charged £7.60 for a Moretti or Heineken and a steep £4.50 for a bottle of Coca-Cola

The club charged £7.60 for a Moretti or Heineken and a steep £4.50 for a bottle of Coca-Cola

Hundreds of furious Hammers supporters took to social media after the game to slam the club

Hundreds of furious Hammers supporters took to social media after the game to slam the club 

West Ham expect the change to be made in time for the visit of Viborg in the UEFA Conference League on August 18 – and have threatened legal action if their contract is not honoured.

Hundreds of furious Hammers supporters took to social media after the game against Manchester City to slam the club for holding fans to ransom during a cost-of-living crisis. 

Pictures of the refreshments menu at the London Stadium showed Moretti and Heineken on draught for a whopping £7.60, with a bottle of Coca-Cola priced at £4.50. 

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