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West Ham stadium deal

West Ham football club has been officially confirmed as the new tenant of the Olympic Stadium.

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Stadium deal: key facts

  • West Ham to play first matches in 2016
  • Club has signed up for a 99 year concession.
  • Transformation works will include a new roof, toilets, corporate areas and retractable seating.
  • West Ham will contribute £15 million, Newham Council will invest £40 million and the Government has agreed to provide additional support of up to £25 million should it be required once the tenders are returned.
  • Stadium capacity of at least 54,000 seats will see West Ham amongst the top five attended clubs in the Premier League.

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