UK Football Club Reveals Plans for Olympic Stadium Revamp

1 August 2010 (Last Updated August 1st, 2010 18:30)

London's West Ham United Football Club plans to convert the Olympic Stadium in Stratford into a premier league football ground, if it wins the bid for the site after the Games in 2012. West Ham plans to spend between £150m ($234m) and £180m ($281m) to transform the 80,000-seat Olympic S

London's West Ham United Football Club plans to convert the Olympic Stadium in Stratford into a premier league football ground, if it wins the bid for the site after the Games in 2012.

West Ham plans to spend between £150m ($234m) and £180m ($281m) to transform the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium into a 60,000-seat football ground.

The club intends to extend the roof, create a pitch, turnstiles, toilets and space for corporate hospitality.

West Ham's plans also include sharing the stadium with Essex Cricket Club and staging athletics, rugby and entertainment events to raise funds, according to constructionenquirer.com.