West Ham legend Martin Peters is certain that relocating to the Olympic Stadium is for the all round benefit of the club.
The World Cup winner is excited about the prospect of watching the Irons in Stratford, despite having extremely fond memories of Upton Park.
“There’s another three years to go yet, but seeing what the stadium’s going to look like, it’s going to be a fantastic stadium and a fantastic place to go and play,” he told the official West Ham website.
Hammers favourite Peters notched 100 goals in a decade-long spell at the club, and is still fondly regarded by supporters.
Having followed the proposed move very closely, the former striker admitted he’d have loved the opportunity to play in such an impressive arena.
“It will be brilliant for the supporters and for the players themselves – as long as we win! I wish I was playing,” he said.
Early talks of a ground move appeared unpopular among most connected with the east London outfit but the majority have now warmed to the idea.
Peters suggested it was imperative West Ham move into a bigger stadium to accommodate the number of supporters they are capable of attracting.
“We’re always full here and I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s exciting times, not only for the club and the players, but for the supporters,” he said.
The Londoner was confident that West Ham will fill the ground once it has been modified and claimed it will enhance the match-day experience.
“It’s such a fantastic stadium and the support will be almost twice as much as we get at the Boleyn Ground at the moment,” he concluded.
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