2012 chiefs stand firm on Olympic Stadium legacy as West Ham plan Stratford move

19 January 2010 01:29
London 2012 organisers say West Ham would have to agree to keep a running track at the Olympic Stadium if they are to move into the venue after the 2012 Games.

New West Ham owner David Sullivan revealed today the club do want to leave Upton Park for the Olympic Stadium. London mayor Boris Johnson is also keen on a football club taking over the running costs of the stadium but the decision will have to be taken by the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC).

Legacy: London 2012 chiefs want a running track to stay at the Olympic Stadium

A London 2012 spokeswoman said: 'The OPLC are looking at the legacy of the Olympic Park, including the stadium.

'Everyone is clear that the stadium will have a running track in legacy but additional sporting use is a matter for the OPLC.'

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Sullivan said: 'It is nice to get the club back in the hands of east Londonersand these are exciting times.

'We hope to persuade the Government to let us move into the new Olympic Stadium and I believe the people of east London would support that move.'

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