West Ham Olympic Bid Collapses

Discussion in 'The New Stadium' started by danielneeds, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. L.A. Yiddo

    L.A. Yiddo Not in L.A.

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  2. bigturnip

    bigturnip Tottenham till I die, Stratford over my dead body

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  3. worcestersauce

    worcestersauce "I'm no optimist I'm just a prisoner of hope

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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.
     
  4. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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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.
     
  5. worcestersauce

    worcestersauce "I'm no optimist I'm just a prisoner of hope

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    Yeah but really though Lilbaz:)
     
  6. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    New bidding process. Everything should be on the table.

    Just sayin :shifty:
     
  7. brasil_spur

    brasil_spur SC Supporter

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    True, but they'll still own a valuable asset and the land value the stadium sits on will only increase over the years.
     
  8. SpurSince57

    SpurSince57 Well-Known Member

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    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.

    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?
     
  9. 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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