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Committee to hear details of London Stadium overspend

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Investment Committee meets today in Stratford to discuss financial performance of the London Stadium.

The management accounts report shared with the committee members reveal that the stadium cost £19m of capital expenditure from the LLDC until the end of December 2017 and is forecast to need another £4m until the Corporation’s financial year-end at the end of March.

Initially, only £13m of extra capital was budgeted to keep the London Stadium solvent last year but this has ballooned to nearly £23m before the year-end.

The London Mayor who took charge of the Stadium at the beginning of December will hope to draw a line after a disastrous loss-making year and pray that restructuring expert Alan Fort will make significant changes to drastically the stadium losses this coming year.

The biggest financial change is expected to be the cost of moving the seats this summer which is expected to fall to around £4m from a high of £11.8m last summer. The East stand will not move this summer and the West stand movement will be restricted to save on costs.

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Full details of today’s meeting and the meeting papers can be found at https://www.london.gov.uk/moderngovlldc/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=317&MId=6110&Ver=4


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Committee to hear details of London Stadium overspend

  1. How long before they cut the public losses and give West Ham the stadium? We could invest in making it football friendly – how about designing standing areas along the side above where the track is and replacing the current lower tier? – and then there would be no more wasted money in moving the seats, even for concerts, etc. This has to be Sullivan’s end game, surely? Stadium ownership at almost no cost?

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