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Leyton Orient Olympic Stadium bid fails

September 19, 2013
By ESPN staff

Leyton Orient have failed in their latest attempt to gain a share of the Olympic Stadium with West Ham.

Olympic Stadium
PA PhotosWest Ham secured a deal to move into the stadium in March.

The Hammers secured a 99-year deal to move into the stadium in March, while they were granted permission to redevelop it in May.

The League One side, though, claim the London Legacy Development Corporation were wrong to award sole tenancy of the arena to their local rivals and wanted the High Court to intervene.

Lawyers representing Orient requested a High Court judge to allow the club to pursue a judicial review of the corporation's decision.

They outlined their argument to Mr Justice Lewis at a hearing in London along with lawyers representing the corporation and West Ham.

However, Orient were left disappointed as the judge refused to allow them to pursue a judicial review.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report


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