London: West Ham agree on Upton Park sale

source: StadiumDB.com

London: West Ham agree on Upton Park sale After 110 years of existence the fate of Boleyn Ground is sealed. By 2018 the famous stadium will be replaced by 700 new homes as West Ham United relocate to the Olympic Stadium.

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Yesterday West Ham United and Galliard Homes agreed on terms of sale for Upton Park. The famous stadium will make way for a new residential estate.

The contract’s worth wasn’t disclosed, but is estimated to stand at roughly £35 million or double the previously suggested deal that would see the stadium be replaced by a supermarket.

Galliard Homes will only move in to demolish the stadium once West Ham United settle at the reconfigured Olympic Stadium in 2016. From that moment on the estate with 700 apartments will take two years to build.

Galliard said it would commission a statue of Bobby Moore to stand in a central landscaped memorial garden where the pitch is currently laid.

Also it pledged to ask fans to enter a poll to name each building after a legendary player or an historic event at the club.

Upton ParkPhoto: Tom Cuppens (cc: by-sa)

Upton ParkPhoto: Tom Cuppens (cc: by-sa)

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