Petition launched to force government to look into Hammers move
23 August ~ A petition has been launched to force the government to hold a public inquiry into West Ham’s deal to rent the Olympic Stadium. West Ham have only contributed round £15 million towards the £272m costs of converting the stadium for football use, while the rest of the bill comes from the taxpayer. The petition argues that not only is this unfair to taxpayers, but it also damages competition between clubs. West Ham will keep the proceeds from the sale of their current ground and pay £2.5m in rent per year on the Olympic Stadium, while public money will be used to cover stadium costs such as utilities, security and pitch maintenance. You can find out more details and sign the petition here.