Work has begun to create a 12-foot fence around the circumference of the Olympic Park to keep the supporters away on matchdays.
Work has started to build a “steel ring” around the Olympic Park to stop fans from gathering before, during, or after their remaining Premier League matches near London Stadium in West Ham United.
David Moyes’ side has five home fixtures to fulfill with their first game back against Wolves on Saturday 20 June.
A fence-developing worker told football. London that it will remain open to public access on non-matchdays but closed the morning before games to prevent fans from gathering outside who want to act against government advice.
Clubs and supporters groups around the country stressed the importance of fans not showing up outside stadiums, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan expressed concern for all of the city’s top-flight and Championship clubs.
It’s unclear whether the action at London Stadium is likely to be replicated elsewhere. Workers put the fence on the bridges from Monday morning towards the stadium.
The club’s and stadium managers have been contacted for comment.
West Ham will also host local Chelsea rivals in the E20 on July 1, followed by home games against Burnley, Watford and Aston Villa.