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THE BOLEYN GROUND

The stand also had a small amount of renovation in 2001 after the construction of the new Dr. Martens Stands, with a new second LCD screen in the stadium being introduced between the two stands and new seats added on the end of the stand to join with the Dr. Martens Stand (now known as the Alpari Stand).

Centenary Stand

Sir Trevor Brooking Stand

Bobby Moore Stand

BOBBY MOORE STAND

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Dr Martens Stand

Alpari Stand

Betway Stand

The South Bank was slightly smaller than the opposite North Bank end with room for 9,400 standing spectators. The roofing of the old West Stand being transferred to the South Bank in 1925. Badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War, it was renovated in the 1950's.

The fans who sing and chant most at the Boleyn Ground were generally to be found at both end of the ground, although visiting supporters in the 1980's were accommodated exclusively in the South Bank, in a segregated section in the south-west corner

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War time football at the Boleyn Ground

SOUTH BANK TERRACE

Visiting supporters turnstiles in 1991 before redevelopment took place

South Bank Terrace

South Bank 1991

Laying the foundations to the new Bobby Moore Stand

The construction took place over some eight months, from May 1993 to 1st January 1994. Wimpey Construction won the contract to design and build a new south stand that would see the club and it's spectators the next century - and well beyond.

Rebuilding the South Stand will nearly double the seating capacity of the stadium creating an additional 7,600 seats.

The steel framed, two tier stand will be topped with a 36m wide roof which will be supported by a 73m goal post lattice beam running the length of the stand. As the roof is only propped by columns at each end of the stand, spectators have an unobstructed view

of the pitch. Situated between the two levels, Wimpey has built 19 executive boxes with full catering facilities for up to 200 people. Further facilities include club offices and a "100 Club" lounge for the use of supporters.

fans reach the upper tier which has seating for 3,210 spectators, via turnstiles and stairs at each end of the stand

 

KEY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE

CONTRACT

September 10 1993:

Twin Crane Lift

The massive 58 tonne roof support beam of the club's new stand was hoisted into position by the builders. As two cranes lowered the 73m long beam onto the two main support columns of the stand, Wimpey Construction passed the halfway stage of its £4.9 million contract to design and build the Bobby Moore Stand.

 

 

October 2 1993:

Dedication of Bobby Moore Stand

Stephanie Moore, wife of the late Bobby Moore, joined West Ham directors to dedicate the club's new stand to the memory of the former England international.

Mrs. Moore placed a time capsule containing mementos donated by the club, fans and herself into the foundation the development

FACTS & FIGURES

The Stand:

No or Seats Created

Upper Tier

Lower Tier

Length of Stand

Height or Stand

Amount of Steel

Number of bricks

7,630

3,210

4,420

73m (222.5 ft)

28m (85.3ft)

360 tonnes

75,000

Iaid end to end, the bricks would reach Selhurst Park.

Number of Executives Boxes                                  19

Number of Wheelchair Spaces                               30

Number of Toilets                           7- men & women

The new floodlights are four times as bright as the old ones but use half the amount of energy.

Value

Contact Type

Start Date

Completion Date

First Phase (Lower Tier)

No of site personnel

No of Man Hours

£4.9 million

Design and Build

20th May 1993

21 February 1994 Manchester United Match

24 January 1994 Norwich City Match

100 at the peak of construction

7,000

THE CONTRACT

Bobby Moore Stand

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