FA to demand UEFA West Ham safety assurances

9 May, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

The FA and Metropolitan Police are concerned that the Europa Conference League final could present a public order risk if West Ham reach the showpiece in Prague’s 20,800-capacity Eden Arena,” Matt Hughes wrote for the Daily Mail

“If the Hammers progress there are fears thousands of ticketless supporters will descend on the Czech capital. Around 10,000 West Ham fans without tickets attended last year’s Europa League semi-final defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt, which led to violent scenes in the city with travelling supporters attacked by Eintracht Frankfurt ultras.

“The FA will demand assurances from UEFA that the event can be run safely if West Ham qualify, particularly given the chaos that marred Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in Paris last season, which an independent report deemed was ‘the primary responsibility’ for UEFA.”

The Hammers play their first leg in the Europa Conference Semi Final this Thursday against AZ Alkmaar with a capacity 62,500 possible.



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  1. “There are fears” – Obviously going to happen when you look at last year’s away support. Why not make a big WHU fan zone so police can control and protect (thinking of Frankfurt) the fans easier?


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