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Insite news: Olympic stadium may be home to West Ham

The £537M Olympic Stadium could become the new home of West Ham United football club after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has invited the club to make a bid for the stadium. “There is going to be a competition to determine the tenant,” she said.

The idea poses difficult challenges for engineers. The stadium has only 25,000 permanent seats, and space for 30,000 more permanent seats would have to be added to make the venue big enough for West Ham’s matches.

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