West Ham To Olympic Stadium: Minister Says 'No'

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 104 months ago
West Ham To Olympic Stadium: Minister Says 'No'

1802_stadium.jpg The Hammers' hopes of planting themselves in the Olympic stadium post-2012 have receded after Olympic minister Tessa Jowell rubbished the idea. Speaking during her taxpayer-funded jolly fact-finding mission in Vancouver, Jowell insisted that the stadium would be used to host England's second most popular sport, which, as we all know, is track-and-field. West Ham's new owners want the club to relocate to the stadium after the Games are over, and have suggested that Upton Park could be converted to an athletics track in a convenient quid pro quo; but Jowell is incensed that the matter has been brought up at all, and seems determined to bestow the status of 'white elephant' upon the cupcake. Given that Jowell probably has, at best, three months left in the job, there may be hope for the Irons yet.

Last Updated 18 February 2010