West Ham remain best option for Olympic Stadium insists Karren Brady
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady insists her club remain the best
option to honour the legacy pledge made on the Olympic Stadium.
The Hammers were chosen ahead of Tottenham in February last year by the Olympic Park Legacy Company to take over the ground when it becomes available in 2014.
However, a High Court judge over-turned the ruling and a loan-finance deal between the club and Newham Council subsequently collapsed.
Brady, speaking in the London Evening Standard, believes the Olympic Stadium would flourish with their presence.
"Shaping legacy success has been the key factor in continuing to pursue our interest despite the many twists and turns," she said.
"Nobody is better placed to deliver the legacy for London than West Ham United.
"Our proposal would ensure a vibrant, busy stadium immediately upon the opening of the venue in 2014.
"Our vision is not solely held by us. We have had plenty of support along the way as we look to stand up for the promises made for London back in 2005.
"Indeed, Lord Coe said when we first began our journey in 2010 that our bid 'lives with the commitment we made back in Singapore'.
"If we were to be fortunate enough to be granted the chance to do so, West Ham United would provide a world-class stadium that would be their home.
"Put simply, we believe it is the best move for our fans and the best chance for us to grow as a club."
A decision on the identity of the residents is expected to be made in October.
Latest in Sport
New day (slowly) rising – As Brasileirão gets underway, Brazilian football stumbles, rather than leaps into the future
The average Serie A crowd last year was 13,000 - comparable to Australia’s A-League.
by James Young
24 May 2013 04:31 PM
Monaco is a street circuit where driver ability is more important than anywhere else and if we take ...
by Gareth Purnell
24 May 2013 02:00 AM
Three weeks ago as I drove off the Eurostar, I remember thinking what a very long time it was until ...
by Martin Ayres
23 May 2013 05:29 PM
Why Manchester City were willing to fork out $500m on stake in MLS
Manchester City coach in waiting Manuel Pellegrini: Inside the mind of anti-Mancini
Champions League final: Biggest German invasion since the fifth century as Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich: 50 things you need to know about the Champions League final
Champions League Final: Can Jürgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund stop the Bayern Munich machine?
- 1 What, let gays get married? We must be bonkers
- 2 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 3 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 4 Exclusive: How MI5 blackmails British Muslims
- 5 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.