West Ham are set to move into their new home - the Olympic Stadium - in 2016, and Mark Noble has made history by being the first Hammers' player to kick a football at the ground.

As part of a new video on whufc.com Noble documents his journey to the stadium, based in Stratford, and his childhood memories of supporting the club.

The Academy graduate also goes on to tell Hammers' fans about the fantastic transport and entertainment facilities on offer near the Queen Elizabeth Park that they will be able to enjoy while watching the team play.

Noble is shown taking the first-ever penalty in the Hammers new home and says he can't wait to be playing there week-in week-out.

"It's a privilege to be the first West Ham player to kick a football inside the Olympic Stadium and as a lifelong West Ham fan it was great fun to film the video," Noble told the club's official website.

"Hopefully I will be one of those players walking out of the tunnel soaking in the atmosphere, with 54,000 West Ham flags and banners waving. The noise is going to be amazing and it's going to be a fantastic stadium to play in. 2016 just can't come quick enough."

The stadium is set to undergo a transformation to a 54,000 seater, which would make it a UEFA Category four venue, the highest category of football stadium in the world.


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