Both West Ham and London Stadium owners LLDC have confirmed a story Claret and Hugh broke last week
We pointed out that the Hammers have priority over the Stadium should the Premier League be extended to the summer.
In a statement to the Evening Standard today the LLDC said: “These are unprecedented circumstances and we will work closely with the club over the coming weeks to manage the issues. The situation is very fluid so, like many other clubs with summer events programmes, it is too soon to give exact details of future arrangements.”
West Ham said in a statement: “As the primary concessionaire at London Stadium, our agreement with our landlords E20 has a clause known as the Overriding Priority Principle. The Overriding Priority Principle is an agreement that all of West Ham United’s competitive matches shall take precedence over any other activity, event or use of the Stadium on the dates that are notified to us by a governing body – in this case the Premier League. If the football season continues beyond May, our fixtures will go ahead as planned in the Stadium.
“E20 has confirmed it has an obligation not to schedule events during the football season which might impair the pitch. The football season is defined as ending on the date falling one day after the final competitive match we play in an event year. As yet, we have no confirmation of when postponed matches will be played but if and when they are rescheduled, they will be played at London Stadium, which is the home ground of West Ham United.”