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West Ham Utd threaten to sue stadium owners over sky-high beer prices

West Ham United Football Club are reportedly threatening to sue the owners of the London Stadium, after furious fans shared images of the drinks prices during the Hammers’ 2-0 loss to Man City last weekend.

A menu showing West Ham beer prices at the London Stadium
Credit: Twitter/ Football Away Days

As has been widely reported, and noted in our line-up of the price of a pint at every Premier League stadium, fans at the London Stadium last weekend were faced with paying a minimum of £7.30 for a pint – with only Amstel draught being sold at that price point. Heineken draught and Birra Moretti were priced at £7.60 per pint.

After fans took to social media to share their dismay at the prices, amid a burgeoning cost of living prices, The Daily Mail has reported that West Ham Utd have threatened legal action against the owners of the London Stadium.

The club does not profit from the in-stadium catering, nor set the prices.

When it approached catering firm Delaware North about the costs being levied on fans, the business said it could not alter prices without permission from the London Stadium.

The Mail reports that the Hammers have a Comparable Clubs clause in their agreement with the London Stadium which means that prices should remain at a mean of surrounding clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. That would put the price at roughly £5.75 per pint.

Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium is currently the second-most expensive place to grab a pre-match pint, with Camden Hells being priced at £6.35 according to recent data.

Even if fans at the London Stadium opted for a soft drink, images posted to social media show that a Coca-Cola would set you back £4.50.

West Ham Utd hopes that changes will be made before their Europa Conference League clash with Viborg on 18 August.

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