West Ham move in jeopardy

Alan Hubbard
Sunday 08 January 2012 01:00

The Olympic Stadium will not be occupied by West Ham after the 2012 Games unless retractable seating is installed, according to the club's co-owner David Gold.

"We are not prepared to have fans sitting 60 yards from the pitch," he said. "We still want to move into the stadium but will not do so if the track remains uncovered. There has to be some form of retractable seating."

However, there is no provision to install seating of this natureby the Olympic Park Legacy Company. The deal to award West Ham the stadium collapsed last October when the OPLC ended negotiations.

The stadium remains in public ownership but talks on a new tenant will re-open this month.

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