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The stinky stadium mystery


Filed: Friday, 2nd November 2018
By: Staff Writer


Numerous fans who hold season tickets in the South East corner of the Olympic Stadium have complained about a particularly foul stench that has been present during recent home matches.

All blocks from 127 to 132 of the stadium were exposed to the offensive odour during Wednesday's Carabao Cup encounter with Tottenham, leading to numerous complaints being aired post-match on the KUMB Forum.

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"I don't know what is going on, but in block 127 there is a sewer type smell," wrote KUMB member Phil S. "I noticed it last time we played Spurs too - although I don't think it's them. It stinks!"

And when we asked KUMB's twitter followers if anyone had experienced a similarly obnoxious smell in that area of the ground, several season ticket holders responded with similar tales.

"Iíve noticed it getting worse by block 141 toilets over the last few games," wrote Staurt Smith (@StuartP72) in response. "The match day experience just gets better and better, eh?"

Whilst Dylan (@Dylan_WHU ) added: "Iím in 127, it stank for the Spurs Premier League game. But that was the first time I noticed anything. I think something is rotting underneath the stand."

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A fortnight ago works elsewhere on the Olympic Park were halted after local residents complained of a "horrendous" smell emanating from the site, which led to complaints of headaches and nausea.

According to Hackney Council the vile odour was caused by "hydrocarbon contamination" which includes benzene and naphthalene, both of which can cause cancer in humans.

The contamination was reported to the London Legacy Development Corporation - who have since stated there is "no threat to public health" - and Public Health England by the Council, who stated they were "very concerned".





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