Posted by Marketing, 12th May 2016
West Ham United FC will take part in an 11-day tour of the United States this July as part of their pre-season preparations and ahead of their move into the new Olympic Stadium. The tour will provide their North American fan base a chance to watch the first team players live.
The tour will see the club play matches against the Seattle Sounders on July 5th and then NASL side Carolina Rail Hawks on July 12th. With the stadium relocation heralding in a new era of progressive development and growth as the Hammers aim to join the European elite, the US tour is a perfect way for fans all over the region to show their support and love for the claret and blue.
The game with the Seattle Sounders will take place at CenturyLink field at one of the most iconic MLS arenas in the United States – offering the chance for up to 50,000 fans to get a slice of the action. Previous West Ham legends such as Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Harry Redknapp have played or coached at the Sounders.
As the Hammers partner in the region of North America, Global Image Sports has well established connections with the club. The annual National Camp series is about to get into full swing and the chance for our partner clubs to work with the West Ham academy coaches this summer is also a fantastic opportunity available to young players throughout North America. Lists of camps and their regions can be found here in order to register and get signed up.
GIS followers can also stay tuned for any offers, deals or promotions related to the tour that will follow in due course. This year’s National Camp series is expected to feature Ian Bishop and Jack Collison as part of the coaching team (former professional players who amassed over 400 games between them) and they are also expected to work alongside former Directors of the Academy Paul Heffer and Tony Carr MBE (who are widely praised with bringing through the golden generation of talent over the last 20 years at the Academy). The Hammers said farewell to the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night after beating Manchester United 3-2 in their final game under the floodlights.