The Government’s intervention on the proposals for a new £800 million stadium near West Ham is fantastic news for the team.
Following Sadiq Khan, the mayor of the city, rejecting the bid, there has been a significant change in the plans to construct a large new arena next to West Ham’s London Stadium.
Those who follow Hammers News will be aware of Madison Square Garden’s ambitions to build a massive new stadium near London Stadium. This is news to West Ham supporters.
If proposals for the £800 million MSG Sphere stadium on their doorstep are approved, West Ham would reap significant benefits.
Because MSG plans to invest millions in improving the traffic and travel infrastructure in and around Statford to benefit the likes of West Ham supporters and other regular visitors to the area.
The complete list of pledges, which will facilitate matchday travel for West Ham supporters, can be read here. It includes a new station entrance, ticketing hall, and significant improvements to the road and highway network surrounding the London Stadium.
We went into great detail over the proposals for a spectacular new arena next to West Ham’s home field; the government is still deliberating over this.
In Stratford, there is a mixed response to the plans to erect a 300-foot, Las Vegas-style sphere next to West Ham’s home stadium, the London Stadium.
Concerns regarding plans have been voiced by a few local companies and citizens.
West Ham fans will no doubt have seen the huge sphere built in Vegas. The Madison Square Garden Entertainment Company behind it want to replicate the Vegas arena near West Ham’s ground if they get the final go-ahead.
Over the course of the next 25 years, animated advertisements are anticipated to be displayed at the 21,500-seat stadium.
When he turned down the bid two weeks ago, Mayor Khan took aback the firm behind the project.
Khan does not, however, have the last word, as we made clear on Hammers News back then. And the evidence has supported this.
As the government steps in to address plans for the £800 million new stadium near them, West Ham may celebrate.
For government to reconsider Khan’s planning denial, leveling up secretary Michael Gove has “called in”
In order to determine if Khan’s rejection should stand, Gove has chosen to utilize his authority to “call in” the decision.
Ministers in the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities will also make decisions regarding the related application for advertisement consent.
In addition, Gove declared in a letter to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) that a local probe into the planning application will take place.
Concerns have been raised by some local business owners about drawing even more crowds to the region than those already attracted by West Ham, the Abba Arena, and Westfield retail center.
But for Hammers fans it would bring much needed investment in improving the traffic and travel infrastructure in and around Stratford to benefit the likes of them and other regular visitors to the area.