West Ham fans urged to unite for Upton Park farewell

Steve Heighton outside Upton Park NNL-160605-163036001
Steve Heighton outside Upton Park NNL-160605-163036001

West Ham United supporters in Rugby are being urged to come together to celebrate the last ever game at the club’s famous Upton Park.

The game is being shown at The Victoria in Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby, next Tuesday.

Steve Heighton, pictured outside the ground, is urging the Rugby Irons to get together and make a real celebration of this landmark occasion.

He said: “It’s a mammoth night for West Ham as the ground they have graced for over a century, hosts its last ever game.

“The ground which set up the World Cup win in 1966, with Bobby Moore , Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters playing for England, has been one of the best stadiums down the years and has hosted great teams and players. It will be a sad night but the game has a lot riding on it and who better to play against than Man United.”

Keith Abbis ,the part owner of the Vic , added: “There are always lots of Man United fans at the Vic and so for what is still an important match for both teams, the atmosphere will be great. It’s fitting that it’s United playing the last game at the Boleyn.”

Steve added : “I’m asking all the Hammers fans to wear their colours and we will hopefully be raising money for the Bobby Moore Cancer Fund on the night too, as well as raising the roof.”