You bet Hammers won't sell out first match in Olympic Stadium
William Hill have opened a book on what division West Ham will be playing in when they kick off in the Olympic Stadium for the first time. And Hills also offer 9/4 that there will be no visible athletics track at the stadium and 11/4 that they have installed retractable seating over the track, when they do start playing league games there. 'West Ham's status in the football pyramid and whether they will be able to remove or disguise the athletics track are likely to be crucial factors in the success of the scheme' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
But Hills remain to be convinced that West Ham will be able to sell out the Olympic Stadium for their first competitive game there, 'Depending on what division they are in and how reluctant their fans are to travel to the new venue we think they will find it very difficult to sell out competitive games and offer 7/4 that they will be able to do so for their firat competitive game there' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
**West Ham's first competitive game in Olympic Stadium to be a sell out?........7/4 yes; 2/5 no.
**What division will West Ham be playing in when they play their first league match in the Olympic Stadium (bets void if they don't play a match there by 2015)?
Premier 8/11......Championship 11/10.....Lower 16/1
**Will there be a visible athletics track at the stadium when West Ham play their first league match at the Olympic Stadium?
Yes 1/3.....No 9/4
**Will West Ham have a retractable seating system in place by the time they play their first league match at the Olympic Stadium?
Yes 11/4.....No 1/4
**Who will occupy the higher league placing on 1st January 2014?
West Ham 1/20.....Leyton Orient 8/1
**Will Avram Grant still be West Ham manager when they play their first league match at the Olympic Stadium?
Yes 100/30......No 1/5