HAMMERS STILL WANT OLYMPIC STADIUM

West Ham United remain committed to becoming tenants of the Olympic Stadium.

Applications to take over the stadium restarted last year after legal challenges from Tottenham and League 1 club Leyton Orient prevented the Hammers from buying the stadium in 2011.

Despite that setback, West Ham remain committed to becoming the main tenants of the iconic venue for the beginning of the 2014/15 season, which would mean the club moving out of their current Upton Park home.

The club said in a statement: “It is now 20 months since West Ham United were initially named as the preferred bidder to occupy the Olympic Stadium post-Games. We are obviously disappointed, that three bids later, a decision has yet to be reached.

"We do however remain fully committed to becoming the catalyst to galvanise the Olympic Park by bringing people, jobs and a robust and sustainable commercial offer that guarantees a return to the taxpayer of the money already invested."

Posted on 12/10/2012