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Pandemic could save London Stadium millions

The Co-Vid19 pandemic could save London Stadium owners millions in running costs in a bizarre twist of fate.

London Stadium owners have previously claimed eachWest Ham match costs them £250,000 in operating costs to stage despite bringing in just £100,000 per game of rent from the Hammers.

Not staging the final five home of the season could potentially save the public taxpayer £750,000 but that would be dwarfed by not moving the seats this summer.

If Major League Baseball, the Greenday music concert and Athletics are all cancelled this summer, the London Stadium owners can leave the stadium in football mode save a further £4m.

If the Premier League restarts in June and July West Ham have the over-riding priority of the London Stadium in their agreement meaning the Baseball, Convert and Athletics could astill get canned even if the Coronavirus outbreak improves in the summer.

Even if the London Stadium makes £4.75m of additional savings this year it won’t put a massive dent in its £29m per year annual losses.

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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

2 comments on “Pandemic could save London Stadium millions

  1. It won’t make a huge change to the losses but it might be the spark that ignites change!

  2. Just and West Ham the stadium and save the taxpayer millions of pounds, no brainer, make Gold and Sullivan build a 25,000 athletics ground close by as part of the deal.

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