LEYTON ORIENT OLYMPIC STADIUM DISPUTE SETTLED

Leyton Orient and the Premier League have reached a settlement regarding the future use of London’s Olympic Stadium.

The agreement brings to an end the football club’s dispute over the decision to allow West Ham United to occupy the venue.

Built for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, West Ham signed a 99-year lease in March 2013 to become the main tenants of the stadium from August 2016, paying £2 million a year in rent.

The decision was met with opposition by Orient, claiming it would have a detrimental affect on their own attendances. However, after a written application for judicial review was rejected in September, the club says it has now reached a “confidential agreement”.

Posted on 01/07/2014