The London Stadium has divided West Ham United fans ever since the club moved into the Stratford-based ground last summer.
Plenty of supporters were unhappy to leave Upton Park, where the club was based for 112 years.
The Hammers’ current base is a world apart from their old ground in terms of size and quality.
It is the venue that crowned gold-medal winners during the London 2012 Olympic Games, but it has not bred much success for West Ham, who have won just eight of their 19 home games in all competitions this season.
There have also been smatterings of crowd trouble with rival fans at the Stratford base, but Gold believes that everyone connected with the club should be “proud” of the stadium.
It is currently the largest football ground in London with 80,000 capacity, but one can argue that a stadium of that magnitude is not fitting for a team that are mid-table in the Premier League.
Slaven Bilic’s men are currently 11th in the standings, 16 points adrift of the top six after winning just nine of their 27 league games this season.
Gold unleashed a staunch defence of the London Stadium on Twitter, but plenty of fans disagree with his stance.
Having the biggest stadium in London and second in the PL is a meaningful and valid point and we should be proud of it. dg. I am pic.twitter.com/VNgS1vmrgI
— David Gold (@davidgold) March 9, 2017
@davidgold personally I'd rather have a smaller stadium full of real fans than a big stadium full of tourists who leave after 70mins
— ⚒ Gary Mills ⚒ (@GaryMillsy) March 9, 2017
@davidgold how long more are we going to milk this DG ? let's start bragging when we have a team worthy to brag about not a free given stad
— ⚒Olly⚒ (@oljay99) March 9, 2017
@davidgold Let's not talk about the migration policy. It's been an unmitigated disaster, as some of us warned the club for years.
— Benny Berger (@benny_berger) March 9, 2017
@davidgold no one likes it though.
— Danny O'Shea (@dannyosheaWHU) March 9, 2017
@davidgold Having a team worthy of playing in front of such a crowd and 'pushing on to the next level' will only make the move worthwhile
— Kevin Fay (@kevin_fay) March 9, 2017
@davidgold valid point? For what ????????? Don't worry about the thousands of fans who hate the match day experience
— Jimmy Jacob (@MrJacob10) March 9, 2017
@davidgold Renting a 6 bedroom house when you have just sold the 3 bedroom you owned?
— Martin Gales (@GalesMartin) March 9, 2017
@davidgold how is that meaningful it's like me owning a rolls Royce but I cannot afford to run it , pointless. No one fears playing us now
— Kevin Marks (@kevstermarks) March 9, 2017
@davidgold it's a fantastic stadium David, just not for football
— jamie wright (@jamiewright1973) March 9, 2017
@davidgold we have the biggest stadium in London and cant use it to its full capacity,
— Stephen (@debenhams21) March 9, 2017
— LMG™ (@LMG_TM) March 9, 2017
@davidgold you are so far detached from the real fans…enjoy your popcorn mr gold…
— paul henshaw (@paulhenshaw34) March 9, 2017
@davidgold not many 'proud' fans on here, the realisation that u lied 2 us has sunk in its not what we were promised
— Mark (@Stanwhu1) March 9, 2017