Wednesday, August 3

Upton Park to go out with a thriller...

Had a look at the Boleyn Ground today and it's all looking a little moribund with the club sign and crests removed and the John Lyall Gates gone and now boarded up. 

Meanwhile a letter has been sent to local residents saying that Barratt has taken ownership of the ground, which is now referred to as Upton Gardens. The builders and undertaking "initial site surveys and archaeological works" (presumably they might  find our trophy cabinet) before demolition commences in September. Barratt also say they will be working around the "memorial garden commemorating loved ones affiliated with West Ham United" and the area will be preserved.

The letter also informs residents that production company Drybake Final Score Limited will be filming at the site from August 8 to September 16. The movie Final Score will be a Die Hard-style thriller about a desperate gang holding a 35,000 crowd hostage at a sports ground — which sounds a bit like playing the old Wimbledon. Though I do hope the movie doesn't end with Upton Park being partially blown up, as has been previously mooted, and the stadium is demolished behind closed doors and with a little dignity.

2 comments:

Shane Barber said...

I think the idea of the old place going out in a massive explosion is miles better than piecemeal disassembly by a bunch of guys who probably won't have any feelings about it one way or the other. Boom!

Pete May said...

Or we could just invite Millwall in for friendly…