BREAKING NEWS: West Ham welcome Olympic Stadium shortlisting

WEST HAM and Newham Council have welcomed news that they have made the final shortlist of Olympic Stadium bidders.

A joint statement said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the next stage of the Olympic Stadium process.

“We now look forward to discussing further with the OPLC how West Ham and Newham can deliver the best legacy for the stadium by making it a busy, iconic centre of sport, education and culture that benefits not just East London but the nation as a whole.”

The East London club now goes head to head with Spurs to secure the legacy tenancy of the venue.

A decision is expected by the end of the year.