FOOTBALL: West Ham celebrations for last game at Upton Park

Steve Heighton outside West Ham's Upton Park ground
Steve Heighton outside West Ham's Upton Park ground

Fans invited to wear Hammers colours and support Bobby Moore Cancer Fund

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 Queen Victoria pub in Lower Hillmorton Road on Tuesday (May 10) and promises to be an eventful night.

Steve Heighton hopes it will be a real celebration of this landmark occasion. Steve 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 Utd.”

The match kicks off at 7.45pm.

Keith Abbiss, 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.”