Barry Hearn wants Leyton Orient to ground share at Olympic Stadium with West Ham

The League One side fear for their existence

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Barry Hearn has vowed to take his fight against West Ham's sole occupancy of the Olympic Stadium "well into the next decade" if he has to. The Leyton Orient chairman wants his League One club to share the ground with the Hammers, who were confirmed as tenants last month.

Hearn revealed Orient would not be moving away from Leyton as a result of West Ham's move on to their doorstep in 2016 and instead vowed to "fight from our own back garden". He made his latest move by offering 1,500 free season tickets to youngsters and students to boost the club's fanbase.

"We want a ground share at the Olympic Park and we think we have an unanswerable case for that being the real legacy of the Olympics."