Filed: Thursday, 3rd February 2011
By: Staff Writer
A majority of supporters now want to move to Stratford, according to the latest KUMB.com poll.
With just over 1,000 votes currently cast nearly three in five supporters now back the move to move to Stratford - a stunning turnaround since our last poll six months ago when 72 per cent of voters voted against leaving the BG.
The key component in that enormous swing appears to be the emergence of Tottenham, whose plans to challenge West Ham for the stadium were only revealed after the June 2010 poll was conducted - suggesting that whilst many supporters still oppose the idea of moving, it is a sacrifice they are prepared to make in order to prevent Spurs' relocating to east London.
The results of our three polls on the Olympic Stadium thus far are as follows:
Do you support the Board's plans to move WHUFC to the Olympic Stadium post-2012 games?
Yes 57%; No 32%, Undecided 11%
Do you support the proposed move to an Olympic Stadium with a running track, post-2012 games?
Yes 18%; No 72%; Undecided 10%
Do you support David Sullivan's plans to move WHUFC to the Olympic Stadium?
Yes 54%; No 21%; Undecided 25%
* The latest poll is still open, should you wish to add your vote (KUMB.com members only) at http://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=128486
Notes: The Jan '10 poll was conducted prior to the revelation that a running track must remain at the Olympic Stadium. The May '10 poll was conducted once those plans has been revealed. The most recent poll (Jan '11) was conducted after Spurs had revealed their own plans to move to Stratford.
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01:53PM 22nd Feb 2011
''I think that this is a good move - I'm glad that Spurs are not doing a Wimbledon and moving out of their home borough!''
04:22PM 7th Feb 2011
''I think it's just awful that West Ham have sold themselves short by keeping the running track in their bid. As we still would have been favourites over Spurs, who would have levelled the structure and at the same time would have had the backing of the majority of fans. Perhaps in time they can introduce retractable seating or get rid of the track once they have a foot in the door.
It's all pretty unfair on Orient who will come out of this badly off if its allowed to happen, although watching us play Scunthorpe or Doncaster through binoculers on a wet Wednesday in front of i5,000 in a huge basin doesn't really sound that exciting when you remember the forgotton atmosphere of the Boleyn Ground.''
by Brentwood Ste
12:52PM 4th Feb 2011
''No one knows what the stadium will be like once WHU move in. The picture that I have seen appears to be taken from many miles away and from a great height.
A running track around a pitch is not ideal. However, Spurs moving into WHU and Orient territory cannot be allowed to happen. As with football even this is all about money. Spurs wanted to redevelop next to White Hart Lane but Levi sees the Olympic Stadium as a cheaper option. Despite what Levi says Spurs fans do not want to move to East London. Levi is basically prepaered to say anything to try and put pressure on the selection process. ''
by Tim Willis
04:10PM 3rd Feb 2011
''It's just a shame that the Football Supporters Federation have recently misrepresented West Ham Supporters to the OPLC by claiming that the previous poll meant we don't want to move to the OS!''
01:57PM 3rd Feb 2011
''Surprised and saddened by this.''