Premier League 2017-18: West Ham unable to play at home until September

Guardian

• Stadium will not be ready after World Athletics Championships• Chelsea start title defence at home to Burnley, while Spurs begin at NewcastleWest Ham United will be unable to play their first scheduled home match of the season against Southampton on 19 August because the London Stadium will not be ready after hosting the world athletics championships this summer.The athletics finish on Sunday 13 August and West Ham confirmed after the Premier League fixtures for 2017-18 had been released that their first home game will be against Huddersfield Town on 9 September. Restoring rows of seats moved to accommodate the running track will take too long to allow the match to go ahead. Related: Premier League fixtures: full week-by-week list for the 2017-18 season Related: Football Supporters’ Federation warns against disruptive ki...

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