On Tuesday 10th May 2016, West Ham United played their final ever competitive fixture at the much loved Boleyn Ground, beating Manchester United 3-2 in spectacular fashion; a fitting end for this magnificent stadium.
The Boleyn Ground has been the home of West Ham United since 1904 and is at the heart of the community in the East End of London. The club are due to move to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford as of the 2016/17 season, so it was only right that the Boleyn Ground was given a tremendous ‘send-off’ and that’s just what it got.
Following West Ham’s triumphant final victory at Upton Park, an incredible closing ceremony took place to celebrate the 112 year history of one of the most recognisable football stadiums in the country.
Sir David Amess has been a lifelong supporter of West Ham United and was therefore delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the electric atmosphere last night.
Still buzzing from the experience this morning, he said:
“Last night, the ‘Hammers’ fulfilled my wildest expectations by leaving Upton Park in a blaze of glory! It was a truly thrilling match and, certainly, events on the pitch were a credit to football. As a young boy, I vividly recall England winning the World Cup and the three West Ham players, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, being pivotal to that victory. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Martin Peters last night and for the two of us to celebrate West Ham leaving Upton Park on a winning note. I am forever blowing bubbles!”