The Olympic Park Legacy Company has put the boot into Leyton Orient FC's plans to move to a 15,000-seat stadium at Eton Manor on the Olympic Park.
Speaking at a London Assembly scrutiny meeting this morning at City Hall, Baroness Ford, chairman of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, was asked about Orient chairman Barry Hearn's call for the club to move to the Olympics Hockey Stadium post Games as a compromise after the club had threatened legal action over local rival West Ham's selection as tenant at the Olympic Stadium.
Ford said the chairman of Leyton Orient was "not clear about legacy use of Eaton Manor".
She said the OPLC was not the owner of the site or venue as Eton Manor falls under the remit of the Lea Valley Park Authority. But she said the masterplan clearly contained an obligation to deliver much needed recreational land and employment space on the site.
"Why would you put two football stadia in the Olympic Park in place of much-needed recreational and employment space?"
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