Friday, August 10, 2007

Magnusson Proposes New Stadium

Eggert Magnusson has confirmed that West Ham are in negotiations with the London Development Agency about the Parcel Force site opposite West Ham Station. In making the announcement Magnusson made a sly dig at the Olympic authorities,

"It will be interesting to see what Londoners think when they see our [new] ground and also the Olympic stadium. I don't understand why we are not able to go to the Olympic stadium. We offered money, we sent letters and we described how we saw things happening. We had a meeting at the House of Commons with [Olympics minister] Tessa Jowell and [Mayor of London] Ken Livingstone and it was not possible. As a businessman it makes no sense to me to build a new stadium and then take it down to 25,000."

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