11 October, 2012 - 13:39

Will West Ham make a move to the Olympic Stadium?

Will West Ham make a move to the Olympic Stadium?

The future of the £486m Olympic Stadium may not be clarified by the end of the month.

In February 2011, West Ham United initially were selected as preferred bidders in but the decision about the future of the stadium hasn’t been made yet and Hammers still want to remain the main tenants. They negotiate with the London Legacy Development Corporation about the modifications for the stadium that need approximately £160m and who will pay for them.

Some at City Hall believe that the stadium, which is on public ownership now, should be without football, while others and the Mayor Boris Johnson as well, consider West Ham a long-term tenant.

The Olympic Stadium will host athletics for about 20 days a year, including Diamond League events and the World Championships in 2017.

Hammers faced competition from Tottenham and Leyton Orient and now they are especially keen on concluding the deal at the board meeting by end of the month as they set sights on moving to the stadium before the start of the 2014/15 season.

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