HEARN WANTS OLYMPIC STADIUM GROUNDSHARE

Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn says a groundshare with West Ham United in the Olympic Stadium would be ideal.

The League 1 outfit, who are currently based at Brisbane Road, are one of four organisations in a bidding war for use of the stadium after the 2012 Games have been completed. And Hearn is open to the idea of sharing the Olympic Stadium with the Hammers.

He said: "I don't see anything wrong with West Ham and Orient sharing fixtures there. 
 
"On the one hand, a Premier League giant with all their money and on the other a community club with dreams. I think the more the merrier."

On Tuesday, the organisations hoping to use the stadium after the Olympics were announced. West Ham have placed a bid, while Intelligent Transport Services in association with Formula One and UCFB College of Football Business are also bidding for the stadium

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) will review all of the bids before any negotiations begin.

Posted on 18/07/2012