West Ham United recommended for Olympic Stadium move

West Ham's preferred bidder status does not involve the signing of any contracts but it puts the club in pole position to secure the 99-year lease on the stadium. "In selecting West Ham United, the LLDC have secured a long-term viable financial future for the (Olympic) Park," said West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady.

updated: December 05, 2012 22:22 IST
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London: West Ham United took an important step towards moving into London's Olympic Stadium after being granted 'first bidder' status by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) on Wednesday.

The Premier League team are competing with third-tier football club Leyton Orient, a football business college and a Formula One racing group to become permanent tenants of the east London arena.

"We had four good bids, as everybody knows. The bid that has been ranked top is West Ham United. I am very pleased about that," said LLDC chairman and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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