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Sullivan proud West Ham preparing for Olympic stadium move

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan feels it's been a landmark year for the club after clinching agreement for the London Olympic stadium.

They have had a fight to win it, beating off competition from Tottenham and Leyton Orient to sign a 99-year lease for the 54,000-seater stadium, which the club will move into in 2016.

Sullivan believes it is one of the most important steps forward in the club's history and that it will enable West Ham to attract top names.

"Getting the Olympic Stadium will change the future of the club and increase our fan-base by hundreds of thousands of supporters," Sullivan said, in a video message sent out on club's web site.

"It is one of the most important things we've done this year and maybe in the history of the club and it will do so much for the supporters.

"The Olympic Stadium will attract better players. If we're perceived as a big club with a great stadium in the heart of London, a lot of foreign players who might not have come to us, not even thought of it, will be attracted to West Ham. We're confident in the summer we can attract bigger players."

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