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West Ham beat Tottenham to win Olympic stadium backing

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
West Ham have won the backing of Olympic bosses in the battle for the 2012 stadium, BBC London has learned.

Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) executives have decided the offer from the club is a better solution than the rival bid from Tottenham.

The OPLC board will be asked to support the view and announce the Hammers as preferred bidder on Friday.

The government and London's mayor, Boris Johnson will then take a final decision in the coming weeks.

It would be a surprise if ministers and the mayor overturn OPLC executives, who have spent the last few months discussing the various plans with both clubs in detail.

West Ham are happy for the athletics track to be kept in the stadium and for the venue to be used for a variety of sports and concerts.

Tottenham's plans were to dismantle the stadium in Stratford and build a new football ground in its place.

The Spurs proposal has faced huge criticism from the athletics world, MPs and the public.

A recent BBC London poll suggested 81% of Londoners were against the proposals to rip up the athletics track.

The ComRes phone poll, carried out between 21 and 23 January, also suggested 72% of people in London wanted West Ham to get the stadium, with only 13% supporting Tottenham.

Ministers and the mayor are understood to be well aware that the Tottenham option would have been a "hard sell" to taxpayers.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12412739
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#2
Never been happier to lose something to west ham. I'm sure it will look great with 20k people watching championship football!!
#3
old news

in after/b4 spurs fans didnt want it anyway

Edited By: casparwhite on Feb 09, 2011 22:49
#4
good
#5
they will have the best stadium in england outside of the prem!
#6
Charlie Scene
they will have the best stadium in england outside of the prem!


thats our crown......even with our stadium straight out of the 70's
banned#7
No surprises.

I expect the porn owners of West Ham will be celebrating, but I dont really think that the West Ham fans will be once they they get to see the views from inside the stadium. I expect Lord Coe will be chuffed at having athletic meets in front of 2000 spectators inside a 80000 stadium! X)

I've said all along, I'd be happy if Spurs got the stadium, but always thought it was highly improbable. West Ham however I think have shot themselves in the foot. I expect Season ticket sales to drop (with a fan base below capacity, there is no need to get one) and ultimately crowds will drop. What an atmosphere!
banned#8
:(
worse thing to ever happen to the club i love
banned#9
F15H_FAC3
:(
worse thing to ever happen to the club i love


Are you a hammer?
banned#10
guv
F15H_FAC3
:(
worse thing to ever happen to the club i love


Are you a hammer?

yep
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casparwhite
Charlie Scene
they will have the best stadium in england outside of the prem!
thats our crown......even with our stadium straight out of the 70's

**** hole mate

Edited By: Charlie Scene on Feb 09, 2011 23:09
#12
Personally i think it would of suited europa league football, so in that respect i'm saddened the spuds didnt get the nod.
banned#13
F15H_FAC3
guv
F15H_FAC3
:(
worse thing to ever happen to the club i love


Are you a hammer?

yep


So you think the owners are chasing money without any real thought for the fans? I can understand fully why hammers fans wouldnt want Spurs to get it. (And nothing to do with Golds comments of it will become a war zone!)

No fans would want to see their team play needing binoculars! Every West Ham fan I know have all said if the track stays, they aren't interested and wouldnt probably go. I would say congrats on your victory, but that would sound like sarcasm! X)
banned#14
guv
F15H_FAC3
guv
F15H_FAC3
:(
worse thing to ever happen to the club i love


Are you a hammer?

yep


So you think the owners are chasing money without any real thought for the fans? I can understand fully why hammers fans wouldnt want Spurs to get it. (And nothing to do with Golds comments of it will become a war zone!)

No fans would want to see their team play needing binoculars! Every West Ham fan I know have all said if the track stays, they aren't interested and wouldnt probably go. I would say congrats on your victory, but that would sound like sarcasm! X)


ive thought that about G&S since the start purely here to make money then **** off and leave us in the ****! birmingham supporters warned us and most of the things they said have been true

ive been a season tickets holder at upton park for the last 7 years but if the running track stays i cant see me going let alone getting a season ticket

Edited By: F15H_FAC3 on Feb 09, 2011 23:23
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http://www.ghana-pedia.org/org/images/stories//babayarasportsstadium1.jpg


Can't see a problem myself.
banned#16
F15H_FAC3


ive thought that about G&S since the start purely here to make money then **** off and leave us in the ****! birmingham supporters warned us and most of the things they said have been true

ive been a season tickets holder at upton park for the last 7 years but if the running track stays i cant see me going let alone getting a season tickets


Thats the thing. You are not the first I've heard say this and it really wont generate new season ticket holders as there wont be the need to become one as there'll always be spare seats. The only hammers fans I know who suggested they wanted the stadium was after the realisation if you dont, Spurs will get it.

As a Spurs fan, I always thought the interest was to get the planning permission through at WHL, but after a while, realised potentially it was a great move (best train service virtually in the UK) and a purpose built stadium with naming rights. Good business all round. A few "WHL" diehards might have fallen by the wayside, but I doubt they would have kept away.

Oh well..... I wonder where the targeted build will be now! Hopefully nowhere near Haringey council!
#17
Should play for it one game winner takes all.

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