Hammers reveal stadium plans

West Ham United have officially confirmed their interest in moving to the Olympic Stadium following the 2012 Games in London.

The Hammers have revealed they are to work in partnership with Newham Council to 'provide a viable and lasting legacy after the games'.

Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold had confirmed their interest in moving to the venue following their takeover of the east London club in January.

"We are very excited to be working with Newham and are already bursting with some fantastic and innovative ideas," said club vice-chairman Karren Brady.

"West Ham United is a people's club at the heart of its community and we want to grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a real, life-changing legacy – not just for this part of London but for the wider area as well."

The Olympic Stadium has also been named as a possible venue for inclusion in England's 2018 World Cup bid despite suggestions that after the Games it will to be reduced to a 25,000-capacity venue with an athletics track.

The joint proposal would ensure the stadium in Stratford, east London, is able to host both football and athletics events.

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