Southampton Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with West Ham United to reverse their two Premier League games ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
Saints, who were scheduled to play the Hammers at London Stadium on Saturday 19th August 2017 (3pm), will now host the fixture at St Mary’s stadium due to the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships taking place in the capital.
The reverse fixture between the clubs will be on Saturday 31st March 2018 at London Stadium (3pm kick-off).
This means that our first Premier League away fixture of the campaign will now be against newly-promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday 26th August at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Please note, as with all Premier League fixtures, these dates are still subject to change due to TV scheduling.