Karren Brady was asked about her meeting with Sadiq Khan at the Supporters’ Advisory Board on Monday evening.
Brady admitted saying “She doesn’t think the London Mayor understands how difficult the situation is but acknowledged it is not easy for him to sort out. In reality, he has got an £8m bill to move the seats for athletics who currently do not contribute towards the stadium. If it were able to be just in football, rugby and concert mode, everyone agreed the stadium would be profitable. He knows we are unhappy with the look and feel, but this is currently being used by his consultants to frustrate us”
Brady added “that the reality is that no progress can be made in the current set up. The Chairman of E20 wrote and said he couldn’t meet us because he is a non-executive chair and has no executive power. Alan Fort wrote and said he was just a consultant, and not to take anything he said as representative of E20’s views or agreement and that Alan Skewis position is the same. Peter Hendy said he couldn’t meet me. Gerry Murphy said she is only the interim CEO so couldn’t meet us. It has taken 18 months to meet the Mayor And so it goes on. Now Lyn Garner has taken it on, though, and she appears to be pragmatic so we are hopeful the situation will improve.”