West Ham United F.C. http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37854/all en Olympics: Leyton Orient launch Olympic Stadium legal fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/olympics-leyton-orient-launch-olympic-stadium-legal-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leyton Orient have started a legal fight against the decision to allow fellow football club West Ham United to move into the Olympic Stadium, it was announced Wednesday.</p> <p>Orient, who play in England's third tier League One, are geographically the nearest football club to the Olympic Stadium, which is in the east London borough of Stratford, and have long been concerned about the potential impact of Premier League West Ham moving to the site from their existing Upton Park ground.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/olympics-leyton-orient-launch-olympic-stadium-legal-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> London London Borough of Newham Technology West Ham United F.C. AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:45:47 +0000 5774933 at http://www.globalpost.com West Ham move secures Olympic Stadium's status http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/west-ham-set-olympic-stadium-switch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Football club West Ham United will move into the Olympic Stadium from 2016 thanks to a deal on Friday that makes the venue a lasting part of London's sporting scene but drew criticism over the cost to taxpayers.</p> <p>The agreement should settle a long-running saga over the future of the stadium, built with 430 million pounds of public money and the centrepiece of last summer's London Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/west-ham-set-olympic-stadium-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> London London Borough of Newham Technology West Ham United F.C. West Ham United FC Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:30:04 +0000 5790526 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: West Ham to move to Olympic Stadium - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/olympics-west-ham-move-olympic-stadium-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>West Ham United football club are to become the main tenants of London's Olympic Stadium, the BBC reported on Friday ahead of an official announcement expected later in the day.</p> <p>The long-term future of the £429 million ($648-million, 503-million-euro) venue in Stratford, east London, was supposed to have been decided before last year's Games but a series of legal challenges have led to a drawn-out process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/olympics-west-ham-move-olympic-stadium-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> London Borough of Newham Sports West Ham United F.C. AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:16:28 +0000 5790804 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Kiwi Reid extends West Ham contract http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130430/football-kiwi-reid-extends-west-ham-contract <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>West Ham United's New Zealand international defender Winston Reid has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2015, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old has played in 33 of West Ham's 35 league games to date this season, forming an impressive partnership with Welshman James Collins at centre-back.</p> <p>"I've really enjoyed being here," Reid told the club's official website.</p> <p>"I think I have played some good football over the last two years, but that goes for the whole team as well. Hopefully we can continue that."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130430/football-kiwi-reid-extends-west-ham-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Technology West Ham United F.C. Winston Reid AFP Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:15:46 +0000 5828358 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: West Ham must pay off debts before Olympic move - Brady http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130724/football-west-ham-must-pay-debts-olympic-move-brady <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>West Ham vice-chairwoman Karren Brady has revealed the Premier League club will have to pay off all their bank debt before their move to the Olympic Stadium.</p> <p>The Hammers have debts of £70 million, half of that bank debt secured on their Upton Park stadium, and that has to be cleared when the ground is sold ahead of the move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016.</p> <p>Brady, giving evidence to the House of Lords committee on Olympic and Paralympic legacy on Wednesday, also insisted that the club was not getting the stadium on the cheap and that the deal was good value to the tax-payer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130724/football-west-ham-must-pay-debts-olympic-move-brady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> London London Borough of Newham West Ham United F.C. AFP Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:35:13 +0000 5892443 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: West Brom hold West Ham in six-goal thriller http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131228/football-west-brom-hold-west-ham-six-goal-thriller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Relegation rivals West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion played out a richly entertaining 3-3 draw at Upton Park on Saturday as the Premier League's jam-packed festive schedule continued.</p> <p>West Ham led twice, first through Joe Cole, and then Kevin Nolan, but on each occasion they were pegged back by the visitors, who remain without a permanent head coach following the sacking of Steve Clarke.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131228/football-west-brom-hold-west-ham-six-goal-thriller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England West Ham United F.C. AFP Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:01:03 +0000 6030801 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Paths to the League Cup final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140228/football-paths-the-league-cup-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester City and Sunderland meet in the League Cup final on Sunday. Here we chart the teams' respective roads to Wembley:</p> <p>Manchester City</p> <p>3rd rd, v Wigan Athletic (H) 5-0 (Dzeko, Jovetic 2, Toure, Navas)</p> <p>4th rd, v Newcastle United (A) 2-0 aet (Negredo, Dzeko)</p> <p>Quarter-final, v Leicester City (A) 3-1 (Kolarov, Dzeko 2)</p> <p>Semi-final 1st leg, v West Ham United (H) 6-0 (Negredo 3, Toure, Dzeko 2)</p> <p>Semi-final 2nd leg, v West Ham United (A) 3-0 (Negredo 2, Aguero)</p> <p>Sunderland</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140228/football-paths-the-league-cup-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Edin Džeko West Ham United F.C. AFP Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:06:28 +0000 6083890 at http://www.globalpost.com