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SBD Global/September 11, 2012/Facilities

West Ham Goes Big With Olympic Stadium Bid Despite Little Opposition

EPL West Ham has "put in a high offer" to become new tenants of London's Olympic Stadium "despite the lack of opposition," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. It is believed West Ham made a bid close to £10M ($15.9M) per year, which "should be enough to secure a rental deal which the Upton Park hierarchy are banking the club's future on." There was concern within the London Legacy Development Corporation that West Ham would "take advantage of being the only bidders who will get near to filling the venue on a regular basis by offering a low annual rental for the number of days they want use of the facility." Leyton Orient have bid "for an unlikely shared football usage," with Owner Barry Hearn "shelving threatened legal action" against the Football League and Premier League over West Ham’s relocation until the outcome (DAILY MAIL, 9/9).
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