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West Ham set to take on Olympic Stadium

Populous’ £429 million Olympic Stadium looks set to become the new home for West Ham United Football Club

After being proclaimed preferred by The London Legacy Development Corporation, it looks more likely than ever that West Ham will relocate two miles from its current 35,000 seat home at Upton Park to the Stratford site.

The Stirling Prize nominated stadium was designed with post legacy mode in mind, but reducing the current 80,000 capacity down to 60,000 and fully extending the roof is expected to cost will cost between £130m and £150m.

The vast majority of that money will come from a mix of public funding, including a £40m loan from Newham Council, the local authority.

The refurbished venue is not expected to open before August 2015.

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