Plans to make major changes at the £429 million Olympic Stadium have been given the green light.
West Ham will be officially named as the main tenant of London's Olympic stadium in a deal which will cost taxpayers millions of pounds.
ITV News London can exclusively reveal new details about the Olympic Stadium's future
– Karren Brady, West Ham United Vice-Chairman
"I would like to thank each and every supporter that took the time to have their say on what is an historic and monumental decision for the Club. We must now engage further with the fans who've requested more information but it is fantastic to know that the consensus among our supporters is that they are behind the move.
"Now we know we have their support to advance this incredible project, we can look forward to the busy, but exciting,three years ahead working together to ensure that this world-class arena exceeds their expectations."
West Ham have said a poll of 12,000 of their fans found that 85% were in favour of the club moving to the Olympic Stadium from Upton Park. Another 10% said they would consider supporting it but wanted more information. The poll was carried out by SMG YouGov.
The poll found the majority of fans thought the move would help boost the club and provide more funds to improve the team. Others said the Olympic Stadium would provide a better experience for the fans. 48% of fans said they would attend more of the club's games if West Ham played in Stratford.
On Sunday 21st July, members of the public will be able to take part in a five-mile National LotteryAnniversary Run in the Olympic Stadium. Ten thousand places will be on sale from 9.00am tomorrow, Thursday 25 April 2013, and will be allocated ona first come, first served basis.
The Olympic Stadium is reopening to the public for the first time, and 10, 000 people will be able to follow in the footsteps of Olympians and Paralympians. Today, Mo Farah and Jonathan Edwards will be at the Park to launch ‘The National Lottery Anniversary Run’.
The National Lottery is to stage a five mile fun run inthe Olympic Park in July. The 10,000 runners will cross the 2012 finishing linein the Olympic stadium.
Friday & Saturday are now sold-out for the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. Tickets are still available for Sunday’s IPC I'national ChallengeFrom @BritAthletics on Twitter:
The site allocating tickets for the London 2012 Anniversary Games is experiencing delays.
It comes after a similar system was criticised during the Olympics last summer, which meant people missed out on seeing the events that they wanted to.
However if you have already registered the 'Ticket Master' links and website are still working.
To try and get tickets, you must register. You can do this at British Athletics website, although it is experiencing problems at the moment.
On Sunday, Paralympic heroes Jonnie Peacock, Richard Whitehead, Mickey Bushell and Josie Pearson will take on some of the best athletes in the world in a one-day IPC International Challenge, fresh from competing at the IPC World Championships in Lyon.
Paralympic T44 100m champion, Jonnie Peacock said: "There’s a huge positive energy in the Stadium and it’s a bonus that it’s a super quick track. It holds great memories for me and it will be great to go back there nearly a year on and see what I’ve got to offer.”
All five British Olympic and 14 of the 16 Paralympic medallists have, so far, been confirmed to compete this summer at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.
In the IAAF Diamond League, Jessica Ennis will double up in both the 100m hurdles and long jump, before being joined in Saturday afternoon’s event programme by double Olympic champion Mo Farah, who will run in the 3,000m, and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford.