Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

West Ham welcome Khan intervention


Filed: Friday, 1st December 2017
By: Staff Writer


A statement released on behalf of West Ham United this afternoon has welcomed the intervention of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Following the publication of a report on the Stadium, published by accountants Moore Stephens, Khan insisted that he would be taking personal control of the stadium in order to try and recoup some of the £20million annual losses.

Embed from Getty Images


And that move has been cautiously welcomed by the club, who responded to the report's release with a statement this afternoon.

"As the report confirms, the Concession Agreement is a watertight, legally binding contract signed in 2013 in good faith by West Ham United, who remain absolutely committed to its terms for the entire 99-year duration," it read.

"We have delivered everything we committed to within the Concession Agreement, and act as the primary vehicle for London Stadium’s legacy, delivering its most watched sporting spectacles, revenue driving events and thousands of jobs for local people.

"It is not in West Ham United’s interests for the Stadium to not be performing in line with aspiration and, as we have done ever since moving to Stratford in the summer of 2016, we continue to offer the benefit of our commercial expertise and substantial experience in managing successful stadia.

Embed from Getty Images


"West Ham United will continue to devote our absolute commitment to London Stadium, but our first priority in this sense is always to act in the best interests of our supporters.

“We fully concur that West Ham United has played a significant part in the most successful regeneration programme in the history of the modern Olympics, however the stadium itself craves renewed leadership and direction and we welcome the Mayor’s decision to step in and deliver this. West Ham United is firmly behind him."





Related News

   arrow   No Dzeko plans for now, says Pellegrini [18th Oct 2018]
   arrow   Pre-match press conference: Mauricio Pochettino v West Ham Utd [18th Oct 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [18th Oct 2018]
   arrow   Brady at the London Assembly [video] [17th Oct 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [17th Oct 2018]
   arrow   Free travel to Tottenham fixture [16th Oct 2018]
   arrow   Hackney site closed by lethal odour [16th Oct 2018]
   arrow   Champions Place to receive regular maintenance [8th Oct 2018]
   arrow   West Ham land Spurs in Carabao Cup [29th Sep 2018]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 3-1 Manchester Utd [29th Sep 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Fonte apologises for abject performance
West Ham's Jose Fonte has apologised to the club's supporters on behalf of ...more
Three Years Ago
LLDC release fresh OS contract details
The LLDC have unveiled further details regarding their agreement with West Ham United for the Olympi...more
Five Years Ago
Bonds: Redknapp was 'disrespectful'
West Ham United legend Billy Bonds MBE has broken a 19-year silence to express his disappointment at...more