Lovely jubbly – Hammers’ Stadium kick-off makes Zaun all bubbly

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Bubbles will be blown for the first time at the new London Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – and quite probably champagne corks popped – when West Ham United’s historic home Premier League curtain-raiser kicks off this weekend.

And celebrations will ring out in Wolverhampton, too, as the match heralds potentially the final leg of steel fencing manufacturer Zaun’s Olympic Stadium relay.

The Hammers will play Bournemouth on Sunday 21 August at 4 pm. The game will be broadcast live on SkySports1 and is their first Premier League home outing since their move from The Boleyn Ground at Upton Park, where they played for the past 112 years.

That has been made possible by the latest reincarnation of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium as a permanent home for West Ham and a national competition centre for British Athletics.

Balfour Beatty was appointed to transform the former Olympic Stadium into a year-round multi-use venue that will deliver a lasting sporting, cultural and community legacy in east London.

The transformation included installing the largest roof of its kind globally, a community track, innovative retractable seating, spectator and hospitality facilities and external landscaping.

Zaun was the principal 2012 Olympics fencer and has returned to the Olympic Stadium on several occasions, first decommissioning after the 2012 Paralympics, then reconfiguring and removing security fencing for last autumn’s Rugby World Cup.

Just last month, the London Stadium played host to the Muller Anniversary Games and the likes of Golden Olympian Brits Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt in a final pre-Olympics workout.

Bolt, who won triple gold at London in 2012 and held the 100m and 200m world records, retained his record of never losing in the stadium when he won the 200m despite a recent hamstring injury.

Zaun has supplied 5m-high security-rated Duo8 SR1 fencing together with gates and spectator railings for this latest revamp, installed by group company Binns Fencing.


About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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