West Ham confirms new bid for Olympic Stadium
West Ham has re-entered the race to become the anchor tenant of the Olympic Stadium after the Games come to a close.
The club’s vice chairman Karren Brady has issued a statement confirming the club will meet the OPLC deadline for bid submissions today.
She said: “From the outset it has been my firm, unwavering belief that the stadium can truly become a multi-use destination of which east London and the nation as a whole can be proud. I have never lost sight of our vision to play our part, along with the stadium’s major stakeholders, in ensuring it grows into a global asset, the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Park that will be watched by the world.
“We have not taken this decision lightly and I should be clear that any move to the Stadium is conditional on the fact that it must provide an arena that is fit for world-class football and feels like home to our deserving fans.”
The original deal for the club to take over the stadium collapsed last year after a campaign in which fellow London clubs Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur were threatening legal action over the decision to award West Ham use of the stadium.
A final decision on the permanent tenant for the stadium is expected in May.