A police presence is expected at London Stadium for the EFL Cup football match between West Ham United and Chelsea next month, according to the London Evening Standard.
The newspaper reported that the radio technology that allows police officers to operate inside the ground would be fitted in time for the match, which will take place on October 25 or 26.
Last week, the Metropolitan Police turned down a request from West Ham to help marshal its ground, stating that there was a lack of a “satisfactory” radio system at London Stadium. West Ham made the plea after trouble broke out during its home game against Watford on September 10.
EFL Cup rules state that away teams can be allocated a maximum of 10 per cent of the total capacity, which could lead to Chelsea receiving as many as 5,700 tickets.
West Ham is confident the necessary security arrangements will be made in time for the game. A club spokesman told the Evening Standard: “We have three matches before that, beginning with Southampton on Sunday, to assess the new security arrangements.”