London Olympic Stadium remains of top interest in England. This time Leyton Orient declare for the second time they might be interested in sharing the ground with a second team, most probably West Ham – guardian-series.co.uk informs.
Leyton Orient, who are effectively blocking West Ham's move into the Olympic Stadium, now announce they are ready to share it with the bigger club. Previously Orient expressed fears that such a move might force them to relocate from Stratford.
To add to that, the Brisbane Road side have been the first one to express interest years back, when stadium's legacy was to be a 25,000-seater. Since it changed into a 60,000 seats in athletics mode, Orient were no longer interested.
However currently retractable seating in the lower tier may be paid for by the city and installed after the 2012 Olympics, giving Orient a chance to relocate after all. As chairman Barry Hearn says, teaming up with West Ham instead of competing might work a lot better.
West Ham were unable to comment for legal reasons.