West Ham and security at the Olympic Stadium [2]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4402
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much has been, or is expected to be,  refunded by West Ham to the Met with respect to policing their home games at the Olympic Stadium since the start of the football season; and what has been the total policing cost of these games?

Answer

Answer for West Ham and security at the Olympic Stadium [2]

Answer for West Ham and security at the Olympic Stadium [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As the owners of London Stadium, E20 Stadium LLP, a joint venture between LLDC and Newham Council, are responsible for security arrangements at the venue; the concession agreement does not have any provision for West Ham United FC to meet the costs of policing.

Since the start of the football season, London Stadium 185 (the stadium operators) have only been provided with Special Policing Services for West Ham vs Stoke on 5th November for which an invoice is being raised for £43,350.

Estimated police officer costs (excluding overtime) for wider policing of West Ham fixtures at London Stadium since 4th August is £426,170. Until 5th November officers have only deployed onto land owned, leased or controlled by the stadium in response to crime and disorder.

Police can only charge where officers deploy on land owned, leased or controlled by the stadium in a preventative capacity.