West Ham will not be able to block Leyton Orient agreeing a separate deal to rent the Olympic Stadium, the League One club's chairman has disclosed.
Barry Hearn said the news had emerged from a meeting he had had with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
West Ham won the bid to be the anchor tenants but Hearn said the LLDC had confirmed the Premier League club could not block other companies or clubs agreeing deals to use the Olympic Stadium when it was not being used by the Hammers.
Hearn told Press Association Sport: ""I was not sure if West Ham were guaranteed to be the only football club using the stadium and the breakthrough news for me was that the answer is no, they are just a tenant".
It is deeply disappointing that both the court and the LLDC have made decisions based only on financial considerations, when the purpose of the stadium's legacy was regeneration of the area with a community focus.
As the judge noted, Leyton Orient are flying high in League One. We will enjoy our current on-pitch success whilst we contemplate how to proceed in the best interests of the club.
We welcome today's ruling and are pleased that Mr Justice Lewis agrees that we ran a fair, open and transparent competition to appoint concessionaires for the Stadium.
We believe the agreement we have with West Ham United Football Club and UK Athletics will deliver a fantastic sporting and community legacy in east London and represents the best deal for the taxpayer.
Work is now underway to transform the Stadium into a year round multi-use venue for sports, cultural and community events that will generate hundreds of new jobs, attract many thousands of visitors and act as a catalyst for further economic investment and growth in the area.