West Ham to pay £2.5m a year for Olympic Stadium

West Ham will pay £2.5 million in rent per season for their occupancy of the Olympic Stadium it has been revealed.
The Hammers are moving out of Upton Park in May and will play next season in the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, built for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), who own the stadium, have made details of the 99-year lease publicly available after a legal battle.
The 207-page document reveals details of the deal struck between the LLDC and West Ham back in 2013 and reveals that the first £4 million received in naming rights will go to the LLDC and Newham Council, and also that West Ham have to pay £1 million extra if they win the Champions League.
There are also many other details, such as the fact that the Hammers will be liable for almost none of the running costs of the stadium.
The LLDC had long battled against any decision to make the document public.
Reaction to the news of how much – or rather how little – the Hammers will pay for their state-of-the-art stadium was, predictably, somewhat vitriolic.

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