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Volume 10 No. 22
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West Ham's Olympic Stadium Bid Gets East London Business Votes

As a decision nears on one of the capital’s key legacy issues, leading business organizations from east London "have thrown their weight" behind EPL West Ham United's bid for the Olympic Stadium, according to Frank Dalleres of CITYAM.com. The ExCeL Centre and the East London Business Alliance "have voiced their support" for West Ham to be the main users of the arena when it reopens in '14. ExCeL Centre CEO Kevin Murphy said, "West Ham United have played a pivotal role in the local community for a great many years, making a major contribution to the social regeneration of east London. No one is better placed to take hold of the legacy baton after the Games and be at the heart of a lively and busy Olympic Stadium" (CITYAM.com, 9/11).