The government announced on Monday afternoon their plan for easing the latest lockdown restrictions placed on the nation and with it a potential return of football fans to stadiums across the country.
The number of fans will be limited to 10,000 supporters or 25% of capacity, whichever is smaller, to attend the final league game of the season which falls on May 23, six days after the May 17 relaxation of restrictions.
The FA Cup Final is scheduled to take place on May 15 at Wembley and is being considered as a test event for allowing fans back.
West Ham travel to the Hawthorns that day to take on West Bromwich Albion and even if the game was to be moved to May 17 it is unlikely that away fans will be allowed to travel to attend the fixture.
West Ham are scheduled to host Southampton on the final day of the season at the London Stadium.
This could be the first Hammers fixture with supporters in attendance since December 5 when 2000 fans were present for the match against Manchester United.
Further details of the government’s lockdown exit plan will be revealed online in due course in addition to the 7pm press conference given by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening to explain his plans to ease restrictions on the country.
With West Ham currently sitting in fourth place a return of fans to cheer them onto potential European qualification would be most welcome by manager David Moyes and the players.
Just last week Jarrod Bowen said: “It’s difficult with no fans, we miss them more than anyone and we would love them to be with us week-in, week-out.”
If the fans are allowed back in before the end of the season the London Stadium is bound to be rocking with appreciation for what the players have achieved so far this season under David Moyes.