She was speaking to a meeting of the full London Assembly at City Hall and said “we now have a number of sponsors engaged at quite a high level” to discuss a sponsorship deal encompassing the stadium and the park “which we are doing together”, and confirmed that London mayor Sadiq Khan is “very willing to get involved in the search for a stadium sponsor” at an appropriate time.
In October Garner, Assembly members she would be willing to discuss transferring the naming rights from the public body to West Ham if the club was prepared to offer £4 million a year in return.
The response from teh Hammers was quick and to the point with vice chair Karren Brady, who runs the club, saying the rights are worth only £2 million and claimed “the prospect of naming rights revenue for West Ham United is dwindling to zero”.
Meanwhile Garner said it was “inappropriate to discuss transferring control or stadium naming rights to the club” until “a continuing, significant financial and legal dispute that we currently have with the club” is over, perhaps later in the spring.
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