West Ham Olympic Bid Collapses

worcestersauce

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I disagree, athletics has never brought in big crowds, the world championships in munich brought in crowds of 28,000 and the last couple of stadiums for the olympics have become white elephants, so the idea of a 35,000 seater stadium was brilliant

When the stadium was built no football team wanted it
, west ham fans only want to move there because they don't want us to have it, there would of been major backlash if they proposed it and we didn't want move there

Also footy/athletics stadium don't really work for me, the stad de france is still far from the pitch for me, I still think we are too far away with the new WHL, I would much prefer a bigger Juve stadium
We did.
We asked about it but were told there would be no football team at the Olympic stadium no way, then following attempts to find other takers it became clear that without football there is no future for the stadium so they approached football again. We were told that the track stays so we opted out only to be approached later to bid with the ok to remove the track which is why Daniel went legal at the decision based on keeping the track.

That there is no future for the stadium without football is not in doubt trust me.
 

Lilbaz

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We did.
We asked about it but were told there would be no football team at the Olympic stadium no way, then following attempts to find other takers it became clear that without football there is no future for the stadium so they approached football again. We were told that the track stays so we opted out only to be approached later to bid with the ok to remove the track which is why Daniel went legal at the decision based on keeping the track.

That there is no future for the stadium without football is not in doubt trust me.
If it's going to cost £95m to make it suitable for football and they are only going to get £2m a year back, I could see them re-thinking about a future without football.
Naming rights/concerts/20-20 cricket/American football/rugby league/x-sports/monster trucks even dog racing can be held there. Get a team like AEG to run it and just charge them £6m a year and they keep the rest I could see it working and the public get some money back.
 

worcestersauce

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If it's going to cost £95m to make it suitable for football and they are only going to get £2m a year back, I could see them re-thinking about a future without football.
Naming rights/concerts/20-20 cricket/American football/rugby league/x-sports/monster trucks even dog racing can be held there. Get a team like AEG to run it and just charge them £6m a year and they keep the rest I could see it working and the public get some money back.
Yeah but really though Lilbaz:)
 

brasil_spur

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If it's going to cost £95m to make it suitable for football and they are only going to get £2m a year back, I could see them re-thinking about a future without football.
True, but they'll still own a valuable asset and the land value the stadium sits on will only increase over the years.
 

SpurSince57

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I don't think there was an original plan, there was some bullshit cobbled together to try and portray a legacy to the IOC, but the idea that there was ever a coherent plan seems laughable to me. At least Boris forced the OPLC into trying to come up with a credible plan for the stadium, whether they have remains to be seen.
Media reports suggested cricket was interested, along with NFL and several rugby clubs (although I'd have thought an athletics track would cause the same problems for rugby that it does football). By the time the government and BoJo decided to bring EPL football in, it was far too late to install the retractable seating. You do have to wonder why football was ruled out in the first place, though.

We did.
We asked about it but were told there would be no football team at the Olympic stadium no way, then following attempts to find other takers it became clear that without football there is no future for the stadium so they approached football again. We were told that the track stays so we opted out only to be approached later to bid with the ok to remove the track which is why Daniel went legal at the decision based on keeping the track.

That there is no future for the stadium without football is not in doubt trust me.
This is complete supposition, and even if it was hinted that the track could be dispensed with I very much doubt you'll find a scrap of hard evidence. Has the Dear Leader said he was told this? If not, why not?
 

Krafty

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I thought they (the legacy committee) budgeted the stadium for use after the olympics and found that they didn't need football to break equal every year and therefore not cost the taxpayers anymore money...


...then low and behold the economic conditions changed (shock horror) and their numbers no longer added up (well, they did but they added up to a big negative) and a top flight football team as a tenant was the only way for the stadium to break even. Thats when football teams started to apply, under what circumstances I don't know.
 
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