Grays Athletic v West Ham United XI
The Blues will host a West Ham United XI in a pre-season friendly to celebrate the official opening of the stadium at Rush Green.
The game takes place on Friday 20th July, Kick Off 7.45pm and will be the first game played at the ground since Grays Athletic took residence.
This game symbolises the link between the two clubs who have joined together to regenerate the Rush Green Stadium. Over the coming months the Academy inside the ground will be completed which will be used by both West Ham and Grays Athletic to educate and develop future talent to integrate into their teams.
As well as Grays Athletic hosting all their home fixtures at the Rush Green Stadium for the coming season, the West Ham Reserve team will also be playing their games at the ground. Further details on fixtures for both teams will be available as soon as details are released.
On the night of the 20th July, the Rush Green Stadium will be officially opened by West Ham Owner, David Sullivan.
Prices for the game are only £10.00 for Adults and £5.00 for Concessions.
We have been informed the West Ham line up will consist of a mixture of First Team squad players and Reserve Team players, along with the possibility or a surprise selection or two being included.
Grays have faced a West Ham XI in three of the last four seasons, with West Ham winning 2 and Grays Athletic 1 of the 3 games as below:
2008/09 Season – Grays Athletic 2-1 West Ham XI
2009/10 Season – Grays Athletic 1-2 West Ham XI
2011/12 Season – Grays Athletic 1-5 West Ham XI