West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes moving to the Olympic Stadium would be hugely beneficial to the future of the club. A final deal is some way from being struck between the LLDC and the Hammers but Allardyce reckons a move away from Upton Park will be great for the Hammers.
"I think it is outstanding news for the football club for the future," he said.
"There is still a long way to go, I know that, but we are in the driving seat and I just hope they can continue to move it forward and deliver what would be a fantastic venue in the future of West Ham United."
Allardyce has praised the support his players receive from the fans at Upton Park but thinks a bigger crowd at the Olympic Stadium would lead to even better backing from the stands.
"There was a wonderful atmosphere at Highbury but there is a better atmosphere at the Emirates, that says it all doesn't it," he said.
"We have a wonderful atmosphere at Upton Park and it would be even better at the Olympic Park."