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|All you need to know about West Ham United FC's potential move to Stratford.
Olympic Park legacy chief Andrew Altman leaves post (Grauniad)
The Telegraph reckons he's been shown the door for failing to get a tenant in place before the games.
If the list in the Telegraph today is correct (yes Adie I was wrong if it is correct):
University of East London/ Essex Cricket Club - mainly want office/teaching space and to run a cricket academy, competitive cricket matches are not part of the bid but a possibly - minimal stadium use, low income to LLDC.
University College of Football Business - want office/teaching space - no stadium use, low income to LLDC.
Intelligent Transport Solutions - want to use it as base for a London Grand Prix - would only use the stadium for a few days of the year - major infrastructure costs to create a track out the roads around the stadium - Income? I would imagine quite good relative to the usage.
then in terms of making sure the place is not a white elepahnt and brings substantial year round income the only game in town seems to be us.
The list did actually include a certain minor club down the road but didn't think they warranted a comment.
Two posts below from Peterborough fans forum on possibility of them moving to a new ground (and majority seem to want to stay at London Road).
I think it would be the excitement of a smart new ground that would pull fans in.... It would without a doubt boost the attendances I reckon...
It certainly worked for Darlington, Rushden, Chester and Scarborough???
I think the cars might damage the track!! LOL
Even driving around it ......somehow.....? How would this work with canals, shopping centres, homes??
I know it is done at Monaco but I really cannot see how it is possible at Stratford and in my humble opinion will not happen.....
I think they really are desperate as there is really only one option for a future stadium user at the moment.
Even if the Grand Prix idea did happen it would not prevent us getting it as the once a year race is not on the pitch area....
No. what possible use would the stadium be to a grand prix ? While as for the park not without appreciable adaptation and nuisance and inconvenience incommensurate with a once a year event.
do you really think they give a s**t? remember the dome
which is (hopefully) precisely why we wont get it, when did governments ever do the logical thing.
It is as well, although it's not official just yet!
http://www.standard.co.uk/search/simple ... um%3B+2015
Evening Standard reporting that it'll be 2015 before the stadium is ready. Reference to the running track being covered with some form of seating.
Why would they make the track circular given they want to use the entire Olympic Park to stage it on?
I'd put money on it..
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