Ground Share Olympic Stadium

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3705
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you agree with me that, other than the potential problem of tribal rivalry, a temporary Premiership ground share at the Olympic Stadium would be an elegant use of a public facility and in particular would be good news for taxpayers in securing a better income from the stadium?

Answer

Answer for Ground Share Olympic Stadium

Answer for Ground Share Olympic Stadium

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is owned by the E20 Stadium LLP, a joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Borough of Newham.

West Ham United Football Club is the Stadium's long term concessionaire and the venue will also become the new national competition stadium for athletics with UK Athletics from 2016.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is currently running a process to appoint a Stadium operator who will be responsible for delivering a programme of events around the Stadium's existing commitments.

E20 Stadium LLP has had no approach from Tottenham Hotspur and so the possibility of ground sharing has not been looked at in any detail.

Should an approach be made, it will be considered on its merits by the E20 Stadium LLP and operator and in consultation with the existing concessionaires.