West Ham has re-entered the race to become the anchor tenant of the Populouis-designed Olympic Stadium after the Games come to a close
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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.
According to the AJ’s sister publication Construction News, a final decision on the permanent tenant for the stadium is expected in May.