June 10, 1919
West Ham evidently mean to make a splash in the second division of the Football League. They had an excellent time financially last winter, and the directors in their report just to hand announce that they have entered into contracts amounting to £2,000 for ground improvements.
The balance-sheet show that the income for the year was £9,865, and the payments £7,694, leaving a profit of £2,171. The maximum dividend of five per. cent, is recommended.
Supporters of the club should note that their season tickets will cost them more. Reserved seats are to be £3 10s. (plus 7s. 6d. tax), and unreserved enclosure tickets £2 2s. (plus 5s. tax).
(Source: Daily Express: June 10, 1919)