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Leyton Orient and Barry Hearn seek Premier League help for new stadium

Barry Hearn, the chairman of Leyton Orient, will ask for West Ham and the Premier League's assistance in helping his club build a 15,000-seater stadium in return for not disrupting the handover of the Olympic Stadium with legal challenges.

In an interview with the Guardian, Hearn said Orient's unexpected late equaliser against Arsenal in the FA Cup last Sunday has produced another twist in the long-running debate about the Stratford stadium and the likely outcome that West Ham will be granted the lease to move in after the 2012 Games. Hearn said Waltham Forest council has indicated it would now actively help him explore the potential building of the stadium at nearby Eton Manor as a way of ensuring that Orient do not leave the borough.

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zootang4661d ago

Could they not just move into Upton park 3 miles down the road?

kulka4660d ago

that would be a wiser choice plus London does not have that much space to keep building new stadium's Upton Park would be a cheaper choice as well