West Ham’s London Stadium has been a cause for concern for many this season, largely due to the crowd problems, and London mayor Sadiq Khan is weighing in after becoming concerned at the rising prices.
The cost of converting the 2012 Olympic Stadium into West Ham’s new home was initially stated to be £272m but that figure has risen by £50m to the £323m mark- which has caught the attention of London’s mayor…
“The mayor is deeply concerned about the finances of the Olympic Stadium, which have clearly been left in a total and utter mess by the previous administration at City Hall.
“Sadiq has ordered a detailed investigation into the full range of financial issues surrounding the stadium.”
The story of London’s Olympic Stadium is becoming more and more troubled, with taxpayers unhappy that West Ham are paying just £2.5m-a-year in rent and fronting just £15m towards the conversion cost of the stadium.
It’s not really West Ham’s fault but the negative media attention will not be good news for the Hammers, who will instead just want to focus on their upcoming Premier League clashes with Stoke, Tottenham and Manchester United.