The pandemic is saving London Stadium owners millions in running costs in a bizarre twist of fate.
London Stadium owners have previously claimed each West Ham match costs them £250,000 in operating costs to stage despite bringing in just £100,000 per game of rent from the Hammers. A large proportion of these are spent on the one thousand plus stewards required for each match.
Not providing stewards for the final five home of the season could have potentially saved the public taxpayer £750,000 but that is dwarfed by not moving the seats this summer
The London Stadium is likely to reveal massive savings this year when figures are released for LLDC but it is still unlikely to put a massive dent in its £29m per year annual losses.