London: Leyton Orient desperate to get inside Olympic Stadium

source: BBC.co.uk

London: Leyton Orient desperate to get inside Olympic Stadium Despite their fans opposing the idea and LLDC already turning them down more than once, Leyton Orient are persistent in their efforts to gain tenancy of the Olympic Stadium. Latest move sees the chairman promise all club resale profits to LLDC in return for using the stadium.

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Leyton Orient's chairman Barry Hearn has offered to donate profits from any future sale of the football club to the body responsible for the Olympic Park in east London. He argues this generous offer would repay all logistical and financial burdens the club's move might cause to LLDC, the stadium operator.

London Legacy Development Corporation doesn't see the offer as viable, though. Having turned Leyton Orient down more than once already, LLDC retains its stance that the move would not result in sufficient profits to cover expenses.

It's LLDC's responsibility to cater for all maintenance and match organising costs, while a share of Orient's revenue's would, according to LLDC's analysis, be too small for the cooperation to work.

West Ham was declared as the anchor tenants for the stadium in March and will pay £2m a year in rent but Orient wants the tenancy decision to be reviewed. More info on the review may come on Thursday.

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