West Ham United's rent for the Olympic Stadium confirmed as £2.5m a year

West Ham's rent for the Olympic Stadium has been confirmed as £2.5m. Credit: PA

West Ham United Football Club's rent for the Olympic Stadium has been confirmed as £2.5m a year at a tribunal.

West Ham will have pay an extra £1m in rent if they win the Champions League.

Officials from the London Legacy Development Corporation said they were "disappointed" by the decision.

West Ham United gates. Credit: PA

But fans praised the information tribunal for "standing up for what is right” as Olympic Stadium LLDC appeal rejected in full.

Fans delighted by the decision. Credit: PA

The coalition of 14 supporters’ trusts and groups demanding the publication of the full financial terms of the contract between West Ham United and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LDDC) said they were satisfied by the decision

The failure of the LLDC to convince the judge means that the original decision by the Information Commissioner (ICO) ordering the publication of the terms must be enforced.

It also means that the information sought by the coalition, MPs, the entire Greater London Assembly and thousands of members of the public will now have to be published.

Boris Johnson. Credit: PA

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said he had no problem with the deal.

In a statement on their website, West Ham made it clear they had no objection to the contract being made public.

"This publication does not affect West Ham United or our move to the former Olympic Stadium in any way," the club statement said.

"From our perspective, we welcome the publication of the concession agreement as it proves that, as we have always maintained, the club has nothing to hide.

"We firmly believe it is a great deal for both West Ham United and also the taxpayer."

West Ham hope their on-pitch performances this season show additional future revenue can be generated.

The club statement added: "While someone renting the stadium for 25 days a year cannot be responsible for 365 days' running costs, going by our performances this season, we hope to deliver additional revenue to the stadium via extended cup runs and big European nights.

"This will secure the international exposure and additional usage and revenue that may now be more challenging for the stadium owners to find elsewhere as a result of this ruling."