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West Ham would spend £180m converting Olympic Stadium

West Ham’s plans for the Olympic Stadium would involve a £180 million conversion project, the football club’s vice-chairman has said.

Karen Brady told the BBC that the east London team would be the “best anchor tenant” for the Stratford stadium when the 2012 Games are finished.

She said it would extend the roof and create turnstiles, toilets and space for corporate hospitality. The capacity would be reduced from 80,000 to 60,000 and the club plans to raise the money for the work by offering the stadium for other events as well as football.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company received expressions of interest between March and May this year from parties keen to use the stadium

It said it aimed to reach a “settled position” on the stadium’s future use by the end of March 2011.