Matches played at West Ham Stadium, London


Date of matchType of matchName of teamName of teamScoreAttendance
6 September 1930Division Three (South)ThamesWalsall4-14,954
11 September 1930Division Three (South)ThamesClapton Orient3-03,278
20 September 1930Division Three (South)ThamesFulham0-04,079
4 October 1930Division Three (South)ThamesBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic1-42,861
25 October 1930Division Three (South)ThamesBrighton & Hove Albion0-01,621
8 November 1930Division Three (South)ThamesNorthampton Town2-12,168
22 November 1930Division Three (South)ThamesCrystal Palace0-23,117
6 December 1930Division Three (South)ThamesLuton Town1-0469
20 December 1930Division Three (South)ThamesNewport County3-1816
26 December 1930Division Three (South)ThamesGillingham2-21.477
27 December 1930Division Three (South)ThamesQueen's Park Rangers1-03,899
17 January 1931Division Three (South)ThamesCoventry City1-21,058
31 January 1931Division Three (South)ThamesSwindon Town3-21,149
16 February 1931Division Three (South)ThamesWatford3-2853
21 February 1931Division Three (South)ThamesExeter City1-02,182
7 March 1931Division Three (South)ThamesTorquay United1-11,076
21 March 1931Division Three (South)ThamesBrentford2-03,675
3 April 1931Division Three (South)ThamesNorwich City2-01,231
4 April 1931Division Three (South)ThamesSouthend United3-03,201
18 April 1931Division Three (South)ThamesBristol Rovers1-21,713
2 May 1931Division Three (South)ThamesNotts County0-03,731
29 August 1931Division Three (South)ThamesExeter City0-08,275
3 September 1931Division Three (South)ThamesBrentford1-14,217
12 September 1931Division Three (South)ThamesGillingham3-01,991
17 September 1931Division Three (South)ThamesSouthend United1-33,848
26 September 1931Division Three (South)ThamesCardiff City1-23,538
10 October 1931Division Three (South)ThamesReading0-04,919
17 October 1931Division Three (South)ThamesTorquay United1-12,491
31 October 1931Division Three (South)ThamesSwindon Town1-12,300
14 November 1931Division Three (South)ThamesBrighton & Hove Albion1-21,889
28 November 1931FA Cup 1st roundThamesWatford2-24,460
14 December 1931Division Three (South)ThamesBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic4-2827
25 December 1931Division Three (South)ThamesBristol Rovers0-23,026
16 January 1932Division Three (South)ThamesCoventry City5-21,215
18 January 1932Division Three (South)ThamesWatford1-21,031
30 January 1932Division Three (South)ThamesLuton Town2-41,473
13 February 1932Division Three (South)ThamesNorthampton Town0-21,203
5 March 1932Division Three (South)ThamesClapton Orient3-33,271
19 March 1932Division Three (South)ThamesNorwich City1-01,145
25 March 1932Division Three (South)ThamesFulham0-04,867
2 April 1932Division Three (South)ThamesMansfield Town6-31,070
16 April 1932Division Three (South)ThamesCrystal Palace1-31,348
30 April 1932Division Three (South)ThamesQueen's Park Rangers3-21,143


Not just a lost football ground, West Ham Stadium also reflects a lost football club.


It was built in 1928 as a speculative development to take advantage of the popularity of speedway and greyhound racing. Dubbed the ‘Wembley of the Docklands’, it was reckoned to have a capacity of around 100-120,000. Its first greyhound race attracted 56,000 spectators and 84,000 speedway fans watched a test versus Australia there in 1933.


A football club, Thames Association, was specially formed to play there to make use of the stadium on Saturdays. However, with competition from established local clubs, Thames’ league career was short lived, with only two seasons spent in Division Three (South).


The club holds the dubious record for the lowest known attendance for a Saturday Football League match: 469 versus Luton Town on 6 December 1930. The club was dissolved in 1932. West Ham Stadium hosted its last meet in 1972 before being sold for housing.