As reported in The Sun, West Ham have rejected Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn’s suggestion that the two clubs should share the Olympic Stadium.
The Olympic Stadium is set to hold 80,000 spectators for the up and coming Olympic Games this summer but West Ham want to reduce its attendance to 60,000 – should they win the bid to become tenants.
Hearn has been strongly against West Ham’s bid to become stadium tenants after the Olympics, but has recently said he would consider a ground-share arrangement with The Hammers.
However West Ham have dismissed such suggestion in their latest statement regarding the issue, stating:
“West Ham United has not held talks with Leyton Orient in respect of ground-sharing — and nor is it our intention to do so.
“We do not wish to comment on recent statements made by Barry Hearn, not least because we can’t keep up with his ever-changing position.
“They continue, however, to provide us with a constant source of amusement.”
It looks as though the future of the stadium is still far from being agreed after it fulfils its duties to the Olympics, with West Ham and Leyton Orient continuing to fire parting shots to each other on a regular basis.
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