West Ham say 85% of supporters want Olympic Stadium move
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.
The are severe delays on the London Overground between Stratford and Richmond due to a road vehicle hitting abridge. Tickets are being accepted on London Underground, London Buses andDocklands Light Railway services. Source: Inrix
More than 5 million pounds of Lottery money which helped build the Olympic Park in Stratford is to be reused to back grassroots sports. The Big Lottery Fund will distribute the money through its Spirit of 2012 Trust.
The world's leading showjumpers will compete in Stratford in June after the organisers found a new venue for London's Global Champions Tour event. They had to change the venue after a plan to stage it in Kensington Gardens was rejected by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
However, the Tour has now arranged to stage the event at The International Quarter, next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. It will be held from June 6th to the 9th and ticket prices will cost between £10 and £50.
Boris: football festival "will revive spirit" of Olympics
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, says he's delighted that the football festival will be held in Stratford.
"We are delighted that the UEFA Champions Festival is returning to London and especially that it will take place on the International Quarter close to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the scene of our biggest sporting moment. It will provide a fantastic week-long family event and will revive the spirit of community and celebration that made last year's Olympic Games so special."