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West Ham recommended for Olympic Stadium

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West Ham recommended for Olympic Stadium

West Ham has been selected as the preferred club to take over the Olympic Stadium after the Olympics.
The recommendation now goes to The Mayor of London and the Government for ratification.
I can't see this will be a good move financially for either West Ham of Tottenham.
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pierre_pierre
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Yes but Tottenham(Alan Sugar) wanted to knock it down and rebuild without the Running track, and that is a rare beast in England
West ham have said that they will keep the Track, after all  Wembly managed OK for many years with a track
No sure what the Olympic thoughts are but it was planned to reduce the seating down by reducing the Height after the Games, Comment on BBC Essex, West Ham if they ever managed to play Manchester U could fill all the seats
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Re: West Ham recommended for Olympic Stadium

Alan Sugar is no longer a board member at Tottenham.  He was interviewed on TV this morning but only in a private capacity.
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In February 2001, Sugar sold his majority stake at Tottenham to leisure group ENIC, selling 27% of the club for £22 million.[38] In June 2007, Sugar sold his remaining shares to ENIC for £25 million,[39] ending his 16 year association with the club. He has described his time at Tottenham as "a waste of my life".
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Alan Sugar is no longer a board member at Tottenham.  He was interviewed on TV this morning but only in a private capacity.

Yes, and unless I heard it wrong he severely criticised the Tottenham bid as only meeting three of the necessary criteria. 
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Yes, you are right.  West Ham met one more criteria than Tottenham because of their agreement to retain the running track.
From what I've heard in interviews very few of the supporters of either club want the deal to go ahead.
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Considering it will make absolutely no difference to anyone north of the M25 I have no real interest in it's future.
Unless of course you know different... Wink
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the man who runs the Hammers Fanzine  on the Local Radio today had a moan about transport, he lives on the CTC railway line, Southend to Fenchurch Street - London
The Olympic sight is next to Stratford on the East Coast to  Liverpool Street station - London
he could get to the existing Hammers ground with not much trouble, but not the other line, He said, with all the weekend engineering works, he would doubt he could get there
The next joke was that his friend in Kolln could get the High speed train via the Channel Tunnel and go straight to the Olympic site quicker than him
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Considering it will make absolutely no difference to anyone north of the M25 I have no real interest in it's future.
Unless of course you know different... Wink

Guess that could have been said of the Millennium Dome  Smiley Smiley Since being taken over by AEG it has become the most popular entertainment venue in the world.
If the Olympic Stadium is to succeed it will have to attract events outside of football. One big problem is the lack of a roof.
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   Guess that could have been said of the Millennium Dome Since being taken over by AEG it has become the most popular entertainment venue in the world.
If the Olympic Stadium is to succeed it will have to attract events outside of football. One big problem is the lack of a roof.
the other problem is that it is at one end of the country, convenient for people who live in the area and of little interest to anyone else.
When was the last time you went to a Manchester venue?