The price of food and drink at West Ham's stadium causes outrage, it's £3.65 for a cup of tea
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If you fancy a pint of Amstel or a bottle of water from the London Stadium this weekend, then you'll have to splash the cash.
For example, if you fancy a cup of tea, then you'll have to fork out a pricey £3.65 for the pleasure, while a pint of their finest Birra Moretti will set you back £7.20 – the most expensive pint across every Premier League ground.
London Stadium Bars still mostly empty just before half time 😂 pic.twitter.com/VLzBxKOMJI— West Ham Football (@westhamfootball) August 18, 2022
For the first time ever we all boycotted the bars. Disgraceful prices. pic.twitter.com/k2hVHA407V— Paul Kelly (@UptonPK) August 18, 2022
The cost of a pint has been reduced by 10p at the London Stadium this season, but West Ham are far from happy with their landlord. In fact, the Premier League side have threatened legal action.
Their most expensive pint – the Birra Moretti – rose by £1.45 to £7.30 for their opening-day defeat to Manchester City.
In addition to the price of a pint, fans have ripped into the cost of a Mars bar [£2.50], a Bovril drink [£3.65] and a crispy Katsu Chicken burger with pickled slaw [£9.50].
Here's how social media reacted to the prices of food and drink at the London Stadium.
One fan commented: "Hang on. £7.60 for a coke and mars bar?!!" while another said: "Any surprise at those prices? £2.50 for a f*cking Twix! I’ve never bought food or drink at a top-flight stadium. It’s two hours. I can wait."
A third wrote: "2.85 for a water. With stadiums banning the entry of drinks brought elsewhere expect these prices to spread as football is slowly losing touch with the fans."
TalkSPORT host Simon Jordan has also had his say, suggesting that landlords are trying to recoup the money from the "bad deal" they did with West Ham.
💷 “The stadium [landlords] are trying to recoup the money from the bad deal they did with West Ham.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 19, 2022
✅ “If West Ham wanted to be a club for the people they could kick back some form of voucher mechanism.”
Simon Jordan reacts to the prices of food and drink at #WHUFC’s stadium pic.twitter.com/5p1HPd6aYb
West Ham have released a statement regarding the matchday food and drink concession prices.
They wrote: "West Ham United can confirm discussions are ongoing with London Stadium and Delaware North to reduce food and drink concession prices on matchdays.
"In the interim period, food and beverage prices in all general admission areas at London Stadium will be reduced for tonight’s UEFA Europa Conference League tie against Viborg FF, but not to the satisfaction of West Ham United.
"If the Club does not get a satisfactory resolution, it will commence legal proceedings against London Stadium.
"The food and beverage concession agreement clearly states that prices must not be greater than the mean average of equivalent prices charged at comparable clubs.
"Whilst we have made some progress, current prices do not reflect that. The Club will not rest until a satisfactory outcome is agreed for our supporters."