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Cost of London Stadium seat moves increases again

The cost of moving the seats at the London Stadium during this summer has increased by 50% due to baseball.

LLDC CEO Lyn Garner speaking to London Assembly members last week revealed that costs to move the stands had increased from £4m in 2018 to £6m in 2019.

The extra £2m was incurred due to the requirement to move the whole West stand which didn’t need to move last summer.

She confirmed that the baseball event took almost a month to set up reducing the number of music concerts that could be hosted but insisted baseball made an operational surplus.

The London Stadium owners have entered a two-year contract for MLB to be played at the former Olympic stadium but she said she hoped that the setup time would be improved next summer allowing the possibility of a longer music concert session.

The LLDC have yet to reveal how much they were paid to host baseball with continued scepticism that the rental agreement made an overall profit when all factors are included.

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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