Olympic Stadium contract details to be revealed

The information commissioner has ruled that the details of the contract under which West Ham United were made anchor tenants at the Olympic Stadium should be revealed.  This represents a victory for the coalition of supporters’ trusts from other clubs who have been campaigning on the issue.

The information commissioner has ruled that the details of the contract under which West Ham United were made anchor tenants at the Olympic Stadium should be revealed.  This represents a victory for the coalition of supporters’ trusts from other clubs who have been campaigning on the issue.

The LLDC and West Ham United argued that the deal was commercially confidential, although taxpayer money was involved.    The LLDC could appeal against the decision, otherwise the information will have to be published within 35 days.

The information might be embarrassing, but whether it will make any difference to the final outcome is another matter.   Campaigners hope that they can revive the so far unsuccessful state aid complaint to the European Commission.

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