[/mt_one_half] In an increasingly surprising turn of events, West Ham has finally secured the London Olympic stadium as their new home ground from 2016/17 season.
West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold say that this decision will give the cub an avenue to play at the highest possible level.
London Legacy Development Corporation announced that this deal has been signed, stating the Barclays Premier League club will be tenants paying 2 million pounds an year on a 99 year lease.
The rest of the cost of getting the stadium is said to be around 150 to 190 million pounds which will come from sources including the Mayor of London’s budget, a £40m loan from Newham Council and a £20m loan from the LLDC.
The stadium will be transformed into a 54,000 seater attraction and plans are there to reconstruct new corporate rooms, a new roof, team meeting halls, player rooms and many more.
Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur were leading candidates in the race to get the keys to this prestigious stadium.
Many like the former Sports Minister Richard Caborn and London Assembly Conservatives Olympic spokesman Mr Boff think that this deal is a huge mistake.
On a brighter side, West Ham players may have got a new home in the London Olympic Games stadium
Source and Official announcement – WHUFC