Boris happy to release OS finance details

olympic-stadium-and-west-ham-badge-pic-pa-391417952Boris Johns has declared himself happy to release the financial details of West Ham’s switch  to the Olympic Stadium.

And London’s mayor has claimed we are are considering legal action to prevent the the full details of the move being disclosed to the public.


The Mirror reports West Ham and The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) have attempted to block the release of full financial information.

Johnson said: “I would be perfectly happy to publish the details of this arrangement.

“But I understand the football club concerned is not so keen because they think it would give other clubs an insight into their finances.

“I think they may be trying to take legal action on that point. The jist of the matter is that this has actually been a fantastic success. The stadium is doing brilliantly, it had a brilliant summer.

“It has a long-term viable future, with Premier League football at the heart of the deal. I thought that was the right way forward for London and the right way for the Olympic Stadium.

“There are stadiums like that which are totally moth-balled, that don’t have any real activation. Go to Athens, Beijing… this has been a great success and a good investment for London.”


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